APPEAL: Pictures and stories needed for 25th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987

We are putting together stories and pictures for a piece on the devastating event’s 25th anniversary in just over a week’s time on the evening of October 15.

The Great Storm was the worst storm to hit England for nearly 300 years and was responsible for the deaths of at least 22 people across Southern England and Northern France.

It cost the insurance industry an estimated �2billion, making it the second most expensive UK weather event on record, and reached windspeeds of up to 122 mph.

We would like to hear your memories of the disaster.

Contact Freddy Mayhew on 0208 477 3816 or email with stories or photographs.