NEWS: Thunderstorms leave Harbourside Park circuit under water

Words by Pete Barnes, Photos sent in by Aaron Smith

Just ten hours prior to the Ade Gale Laurels scheduled start time of noon on Sunday June 5th the Bournemouth and Poole south coast area was struck by lightning and thunderstorms which left the Harbourside Park circuit under water.

Realising the urgent remedial action required club members Kevin Smith and Leigh Instone, armedwith brushes and an electric pump, began the tedious job which was not completed until well after dawn.

Without doubt a “job well done”.