Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Blackpool takes a battering

Blackpool champ show has been hit by winds and bad weather in previous years but this year conditions were so bad that the show had to be abandoned part way through the third day. The catering tent completely collapsed, trapping a large number of people within, and part of the main ring marquee fell inwards.

Exhibitors were instructed to leave the showground immediately and, although there were a number of injuries, nobody was seriously hurt. It must have been pretty scary for everyone there.