The British Ironwork Centre has closed this afternoon because of high winds.

Owner of the centre Clive Knows said: "Given the high winds we've decided to close today, prioritising safety.

"Visitors are being escorted from the site and others stopped from entering.

"Our policy here is over-reacting – preferred to under reacting.

"Anyone travelling to see us this afternoon are being asked to divert or return home."

Health and safety officer for the Ironworks, Keith Singleton said: "We take safety very seriously, so 'reduce risk' is the law here."