STORM Ciara huffed and she puffed but thankfully in Wiltshire failed to blow the house down although a number of trees were felled and everything from goal posts to fencing took a battering.

But it may not be all over yet as the Met Office has put the county on yellow warnings as Storm Dennis approaches at the weekend.

In Calne churchgoers on Sunday had a bit of a shock when as the congregation gathered for the Mayor’s civic service at St Mary the Virgin a huge gust of wind brought down a part of the stonework.

Dr Brian Matthew said: “There was the most ear splitting crack and roar as Storm Ciara brought down a pinnacle and part of the castellation on the south side of the church where it crashed onto the lower roof shaking the building and its occupants in the process.

“We can all be thankful that no one was hurt.”

Among others feeling the full force of Storm Ciara were youngsters at a youth football team in north Wiltshire.

A fallen tree destroyed two goals at Castle Combe Colts FC in upper Castle Combe on Sunday.

A spokesman for the club said: “The goals are worth around £2,000 to our grassroots club so it is a blow to young players and everyone involved.”

Incidents attended by the fire service included: A crew from Corsham making an awning safe in Tower Road, Melksham; trees that affected power cables in Derry Hill, near Calne; a chimney stack collapse in Church Street, Calne; a trampoline that landed on a garage roof in Hungerford Road, Calne and a tree that damaged power lines at Heddington, near Calne.