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How the climate influenced our ancestor's lives

The following pages include extracts from old newspapers about the local and national weather - some extreme. The earliest being a report dated 1698. Not sure about the three Suns reported as seen in Suffolk though!

1591 was remarkable for an uncommon drought, which was succeeded in the summer of 1592 with strong westerly winds and little rain. The Trent and other rivers were almost dried up; the Thames, historians say, was so low of water that a man on horseback could ride over near London Bridge.

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Season of 1615 Alfreton, Derbyshire

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