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HOW MILD?

Post by darrog » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:14 pm

just thought that I would share these few observation re November and which are just a further example of how mild it has been:

NOVEMBER

Seathwaite Vicarage –
Very wet and mild, but with two slight frosts and no SNOW.
The 30th resembled a genial spring day and 20 species of wild flowers were observed in blossom in the course of a walk.

Ulpha Vicarage –
Very wet and generally mild with the temp in shade seldom falling below 40F.

Uldale Rectory –
Very mild and open, with neither frost nor SNOW. All agricultural operations very forward.

Could have been 2011 - but it wasn't - the year was 1894.
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Re: HOW MILD?

Post by darrog » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:17 pm

One other thought re above:

How easy a life did vicars have back then?
all three records are by the reverend of the day.
probably had a house keeper, job was very revered, do what you want when you want apart from one day of the week - just a few deaths each year to get in the way and mean two days work a week.
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Re: HOW MILD?

Post by Anne » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:28 pm

Have you read "The Diary of a Country Parson"? James Woodforde was vicar of Weston Longeville, Norfolk in the terrible winter of 1794/5. His descriptions make me cringe it was so cold, even inside the house with a fire!

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Re: HOW MILD?

Post by darrog » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:16 pm

Anne - no haven't read that one - is it worthy of a read?

But cold would be cold whether a parson, his nose or a village oik.

did he keep warm by the volume of funerals due to the number of cold related deaths - don't tell me that the ground was so hard they couldn't dig graves!

albeit i bet that scenario isn't as rare as one may think.
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