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Month of March

Sheffield Flood of 1884

The worst flood disaster occurred at Sheffield on 12th March, 1864, when the Dale Dyke Dam, near Bradfield, burst after heavy rain. 114 million cubic feet of water tore down the Loxley and Don Valleys drowning 260 people and 693 animals, and destroying 15 bridges and 100 buildings. Read more about Sheffield flood. »

Overflowing of the Rother

As a result of heavy snow and rain during March, 1862, vast tracks of land for a distance of ten to twelve miles along the banks of the River Rother were flooded. As a result, many of the mills were not able to work for several days due to the backwater. The meadows from Beighton to Canklow Mills were at one stage, entirely under water. The road between Orgreave and Catcliffe was impassable for a couple of days, the water in some places was 3 feet deep. The occupants of a dog-cart, a professional gentleman, and his clerk, had a narrow escape while travelling on this road, when the water reached the horses neck and covered the bottom of the carriage.

Weather report for March, 1864

Weather report for March, 1864


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