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October 1756 - Storm

Post by darrog » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:35 pm

^^ The following is taken from the parish records of St. Michael's church in Shap:

October 1756 'The night between the sixth and seventh of this month was the highest wind ever known in the memory of man which did very great damage all over this country'
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Re: October 1756 - Storm

Post by Carl M » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:42 pm

Internet search:
''October 7th: a major cyclonic storm, with tornadic elements, affected much of the southern and central North Sea, most of Britain and continental areas on the other side of the North Sea. The strongest winds over Britain (with the most documented damage) occurred over northern England, with numerous trees blown down ('twisted-off', hence possible tornadoes). Buildings were damaged and there was considerable sea-salt contamination of farming land around the Solway Firth. In Newcastle-upon-Tyne, houses were 'blown down', ships sunk and others foundered on the shoreline or were blown out to sea. A high tidal surge reported on the German, Dutch & Danish coastlines: all these reports point to strongest winds being from NW or N.''
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Re: October 1756 - Storm

Post by darrog » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:56 pm

Good stuff Carl.

maybe we should have a competition to see who can find the earliest 'notable event' which is second evidenced somewhere else?
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