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Severe thunder storms reported in 1831

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.’ Read the full newspaper snippet below or view the whole newspaper page. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette –

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