Overcast skies in the South West during last week’s eclipse did not dampen the spirits of Cope & Glory staff who ventured to Devon for the event.
The eight-strong group was placed at Poole Point – the southern-most point of Devon – for the ‘absolutely awesome’, but ‘very very weird and eerie’ event, according to managing director Ian Nuttall.
‘It went very dark and twilight-zoney, then suddenly a black line flashed across the sky at 1800mph. Everyone went very quiet and it was quite frightening really,’ he explains.
But the silence was broken when studio manager Chris Kennish unleashed a large firework rocket. ‘Everybody absolutely shat themselves,’ reveals Nuttall.
The eventful trip was completed with a marathon 12-hour return journey to London including eight hours to complete the 62 miles to get out of Exeter.