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Narrow escape as tree falls in Old Hall gardens
Monday, 30 April 2012
The library roof sustained damage when the branch pierced it. (Photograph by Alan Brigham).
TWO buildings in Cowbridge had a narrow escape when a large tree came crashing down during high winds over the weekend.
Fortunately, the tree fell in a direction that meant that only relatively minor damage was done to Cowbridge Library, when a branch pierced the roof.
Had the tree trunk itself fallen on the building, the damage would have been immense.
Similarly, members of the Cowbridge Charter Trust must have been breathing a sigh of relief, as it was only last summer that they had completed a significant remodelling of the Old Hall facade.
Had the tree fallen in the wrong direction, the facade could have been obliterated.
As it was, the only damage suffered to any recent Charter Trust work was some scratches on a bench – one of seven recently installed in the Old Hall Gardens.
In a statement,.a Vale Council spokeswoman said: “Cowbridge Library will be closed until further notice.
“The library roof was damaged by a falling tree in the high winds on Sunday, April 27, and a further section of the tree fell during the night.
“The remainder of the tree must be made safe before the library can be re-opened and damage must be repaired before power can be restored to the building. All efforts will be made to do this quickly.”
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