The stormy UK weather has been monopolising the news lately, as it also did in 1831.
The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette reported the following:
‘We never recollect in one week so many and so violent thunder-storms as during the last… at Ilsley the hail-stones laid on the ground 18 inches deep, and great numbers of rooks and other birds were killed.’
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Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 21 July 1831
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