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Pictures: Numerous trees down and flooding in Timperley as Storm Doris lashes Altrincham

By David Prior at

Storm Doris left a trail of destruction across Altrincham today, with numerous trees downed as winds of up to 70mph swept in.

Trees were reported to have been felled on Park Road and Whalley Road in Hale, Shay Lane in Hale Barns, Acresfield Road and Mayfield Road in Timperley, and Whitehouse Lane in Dunham Massey.

Other trees were downed on Grosvenor Road/Navigation Road and Burlington Road in Altrincham, and Cavendish Road in Bowdon.

One of the two large trees that stood in the centre of the first hole of Ringway Golf Club were also felled, a tree so iconic to the Hale Barns club that it comprised one half of its “two tree” logo.

The storm’s force also damaged a water mains in Timperley, leading to severe flooding on Stockport Road in the heart of the village.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was unable to confirm exactly how many incidents it had attended in Altrincham, but between 8am and 4.30pm today had received around 150 calls in the whole of Greater Manchester and attended around 60 incidents.

Warren Pickstone, Head of Protection, said: “We’ve received a lot of calls today and credit has to go to all our staff for doing a fantastic job.

“Hopefully we have now seen the worst of the storm but the public should remain wary of areas that may have been damaged by the high winds, be it lose roof tiles or fallen trees that could cause injury.”

Here are some of the pictures of the destruction across Altrincham:

Mayfield Road in Timperley

Mayfield Road in Timperley

Mayfield Road. Pic: Barbara Chadwick

Mayfield Road. Pic: Barbara Chadwick

Ringway Golf Club in Hale Barns. Pic: Steve Bettison

Ringway Golf Club in Hale Barns. Pic: Steve Bettison

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Ringway Golf Club

Ringway Golf Club

Acresfield Lane in Timperley. Pic: Tim James

Acresfield Lane in Timperley. Pic: Tim James

Acresfield Lane in Timperley

Acresfield Lane in Timperley

Whalley Road in Hale

Whalley Road in Hale

Stockport Road in Timperley village

Stockport Road in Timperley village

Stockport Road in Timperley village. Pic: Neil Taylor

Stockport Road in Timperley village. Pic: Neil Taylor

Whitehouse Lane in Dunham Massey. Pic: Amanda J Window

Whitehouse Lane in Dunham Massey. Pic: Amanda J Window

Stamford Park. Pic: Claire Holstead

Stamford Park. Pic: Claire Holstead