Cambridgeshire pub forced to remove ‘unsafe’ sign as Storm Ciara hits the county

PUBLISHED: 11:45 10 February 2020 | UPDATED: 11:45 10 February 2020

The Fox pub in Burwell had their sign removed by firefighters after it became unsafe during Storm Ciara. Picture: Facebook/The Fox Burwell

The Fox pub in Burwell had their sign removed by firefighters after it became unsafe during Storm Ciara. Picture: Facebook/The Fox Burwell

Facebook/The Fox Burwell

A Cambridgeshire pub was forced to remove its sign after it became ‘unsafe’ as Storm Ciara ploughed through the county.

The Fox pub in Burwell had their sign removed by firefighters after it became unsafe during Storm Ciara. Picture: Facebook/The Fox Burwell  The Fox pub in Burwell had their sign removed by firefighters after it became unsafe during Storm Ciara. Picture: Facebook/The Fox Burwell

Firefighters were called out to The Fox in Burwell on Sunday, February 9 after the storm turned their innocent signage into a potential hazard.

Bob Taylor, landlord, said: "It was an interesting day! I couldn't figure out who would be able to get up there in the 'light breeze' and I don't do heights, or stunts!

You may also want to watch:

"Thanks to Sophie Jean for suggesting and organising our local heroes to come and save the day and thanks to Burwell Fire brigade for being so splendid.

"Yes, they were offered drinks and yes the sign will go up again. I guess it needs some refurbishment and no worries Stacey Hurrion, I was informed quite early on.

"Such a smart fellow I am. Who has ladders and harnesses and would help us out at short notice in the interest of safety?"

"Hope all your fences are intact," he joked after sharing pictures of the fire crew outside the pub, dismantling the sign.

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard