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Solway Bog Burst

Post by darrog » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:50 am

As anyone ever heard of this event?

during my research on floods found a reference to floods in Appleby in 1771 and then this:

Solway Bog Burst
16th December 1771
The heaviest deluge in 200 years (??)
flood water stood 15ft deep
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Re: Solway Bog Burst

Post by Paul C » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:33 pm

darrog wrote:As anyone ever heard of this event?

during my research on floods found a reference to floods in Appleby in 1771 and then this:

Solway Bog Burst
16th December 1771
The heaviest deluge in 200 years (??)
flood water stood 15ft deep
YES I have read about this - do you want more info, I,m sure its in a small book I have ?

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Re: Solway Bog Burst

Post by darrog » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:27 am

Paul - yes please
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Re: Solway Bog Burst

Post by Paul C » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:59 pm

"Cumbria's Weather" by Peter Johnson
Page 13

"The 'Eruption' of Solway Moss
Solway Moss, North East of Carlisle was a raised Peat Bog, During the night of November 16th 1771 after persistent heavy rain it began to move slowly and completely buried over 20 farmhouses in a morass of 500 acres which was 30 feet deep. . No lives, other than of that of cattle and sheep were lost as it is recorded that the inhabitants fled in time, with or sometimes without their nightclothes !
Such raised Peat Bogs have declined significantly in numbers over recent years. Those remaining are regarded as SSSI ie Sites of Special Scientific Interest. "

Its an interesting little booklet, looks like it was published in 2009.

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