High winds blow trampoline over three fences into Letchworth man’s back garden

PUBLISHED: 18:06 31 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:38 01 April 2015

Peter Horner with his dog Sam and the trampoline which was carried by the wind to his garden

Peter Horner with his dog Sam and the trampoline which was carried by the wind to his garden

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A Letchworth man had an unexpected visitor fly into his garden last night, in the form of a trampoline.

Peter Horner with his dog Sam and the trampoline which was carried by the wind to his gardenPeter Horner with his dog Sam and the trampoline which was carried by the wind to his garden

Due to the high winds and violent gales, the trampoline was blown over a total of three hedges before finally landing in the garden of Peter Horner.

Peter, who lives in Glebe Road, said: “I didn’t suspect anything during the night, but when I let the dog out for his usual run around at 1am, he was reluctant to run to the end of the garden, and he came back pretty quickly.”

When he woke the next day, Peter’s ex-partner got up and said: “We have problems – a trampoline has landed in the garden.”

The trampoline had managed to fly over the owner’s swings, then clean over hedge after hedge, before landing between Peter’s shed and the washing line post.

The 53-year-old added: “I just found it absolutely hilarious. You have to laugh. When my neighbour spoke to the owner she asked, ‘did you lose anything last night?’ She said ‘no..’ – then discovered her enormous trampoline had gone.

“What’s bizarre is that there are trampolines in the gardens in between, but they were left intact. The owner of the trampoline managed to see the funny side of it. All you see is doom and gloom in the news, but hopefully people will find this as funny as I have.”

Peter is now waiting for the weather to die down before dismantling the trampoline and returning it to the owner.

Today the Met Office released a national severe weather warning for most of the UK including the East of England. The East of England was given a yellow weather warning for high winds.


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