What happened at Sainsbury’s in Bude?

On 8th December, a 999 call reported parts of the roof of Sainsburys supermarket were becoming detached from the building and falling to the ground, as strong winds destabilised it.

Initially one appliance from Bude Community Fire Station was mobilised to the scene; however, a second appliance attended to assist with cordoning the area to keep the public safe. Hence, why Crooklets Road was closed for a while on Sunday and Monday.

Cornwall Council Emergency Management were made aware of the incident and assisted the Fire Service.

The store remained closed 20 hours after Storm Atiyah had done its damage, and only reopened 36 hours later … maybe a good thing that the Tunnel wasn’t lit this year!

Earlier this year, BBC film crews attended the store in Bude to shoot scenes for documentary Inside the Supermarket. I’ve only just watched it on iPlayer. Good to see Bude’s First Lady, Margaret, make an appearance, and Trev’s Taxi outside.

Back in the good old days – image by Salty Seagull

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