Gusts of more than 50mph leave Islington pub sign ‘precarious’

Fire fighters were called to a pub in Liverpool Road, Islington, to secure a sign left hanging off b

Fire fighters were called to a pub in Liverpool Road, Islington, to secure a sign left hanging off by strong winds - Credit: Archant

Fire brigade called to stop it falling on any heads

A pub sign was left at risk of falling on a busy pedestrian street by 50mph winds last night.

The sign for the Hop and Berry pub, in Liverpool Road, Islington, was left “hanging off” by the strong gusts.

A crew of fire fighters from Islington station rushed to the scene, got up on ladders and secured the sign before it fell on an unwary residents.

A member of staff at the pub said: “We came in this morning and it was literally hanging off.

“It must have been the strong winds last night.


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“We called the fire brigade and they sorted it out.

“All our garden furniture had been blown about as well, but the sign was the worst.”

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A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said they were called to reports of “a sign in a precarious position” which they “made secure”

Islington escaped relatively unscathed from last night’s gales.

But with more strong winds expected tonight, the borough is braced for another battering.

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