Flaming June? More like soggy Sidmouth

Sidmouth seafront lashed by huge waves on Sunday

TALK about flaming June! It was more like January at Sidmouth seafront on Sunday. This couple take a stroll along the rain-swept Esplanade, Sunday, not in shorts but in wet weather gear as the mist rolled in and huge waves battered the rock breakwaters.

The stormy weather claimed a victim. Bill and Evelyn Lankester had to cancel their community picnic in Blackmore Gardens, which they had organised to thank supporters of their Campaign 2010 fund-raising efforts to buy a minibus for Sidmouth Living With Cancer Support Group.