Rocks falling from Rock-A-Nore damaging boats
Rocks falling from Rock-A-Nore damaging boats

Can you believe it's 34 years since the Great Storm ripped through Sussex?

It was a night that anyone who lived through it wouldn't forget - Friday, October 16, 1987.

By Colin Jenner
Friday, 15th October 2021, 9:47 am
Updated Friday, 15th October 2021, 9:50 am

In the early hours of that morning a violent storm swept through Sussex.

Hurricane force winds of up to 103 mph brought trees and chimneys crashing down, ripped tiles off roofs and cut power supplies.

In Hastings two men were killed in the storm, thousands woke to find their homes had been damaged and businesses faced repair bills running into millions.

Here's a selection of pictures from the time

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