TORNADO….and how this affected sausages at Brunel University!!

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A tornado on Hayling Island near Portsmouth ripped through over 100 homes last weekend and went on to cause serious flooding in the New Forest area.

The trail of destruction continued to Shave Green Farm where the Tuesday meat and cheese stall sources most of its produce.

“The pump house was completely flooded so we couldn’t clean the meat, it was a great shame and so unexpected”, said Eric Porter, who runs the ‘Pete’s New Forest Butchers’ stall.

The stall usually sells over twenty different types of sausages, venison, pheasant, wild boar, a wide range of cheeses, pates and free range eggs, however this week was a different story with only a few sausages on offer – but that didn’t stop the customers coming to enquire.

Mr Porter went on to explain how many people were disappointed to have to wait another week for the distinctive products, but that they would be back!

“We get so many students and people from the Uxbridge area coming on a Tuesday to buy the produce. I think people like the variety we can offer them.

He also said how much he enjoyed coming to Brunel.

“My dad said I could sell fridges to eskimos, so I really enjoy the work and am passionate about the products we sell.”

Pete’s New Forest Butchers Stall is in The Academy every Tuesday on campus.

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