A century after the hurricane that ‘blew so hard at North’ this report appeared in August 1863. The article was collected into Rev E H Goddard’s scrapbooks and can be found in the library at the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes (along with many, many other fascinating snippets about the village!). I’ve seen another item about a lady who was carried some distance by a strong wind under her skirts (!). I’ll track it down again eventually …. In the meantime, I’ll leave the weather for today with a final word from Miss Foster; taken from Tony Gilligan’s Parish News December 1985. A copy of the ‘Fisherman’s Diary’ referred to can be found in the Aldbourne Heritage Centre (open Easter – September and by request); drop them a line if you’d like to know more.
Definitely blustery overnight and this morning; but not, thankfully, quite so severe as reported in 1762. A little gem in the library at Wiltshire Museum, Devizes.