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A storm of Periwinkles !

A storm of Periwinkles !

A phenomenal storm took place at Henwick in 1881. Mrs Millward of Bromyard Road recalled the incident when she was a girl: 'I was  8 or 9 at the time. There was an awful storm. When we left school in the afternoon, as soon as we heard what had happened,

The Worcester Earthquake

The Worcester Earthquake

What was described by the local papers as a 'Severe Shock of Earthquake' took place at 5.30 am. on the 17th December, 1896. They reported: 'People were awakened by a loud rumbling noise, accompanied by disturbance of the ground so that houses were shaking,

Great Storms 1880s

Great Storms 1880s


1802   January 20.  A hurricane occurred doing great damage in the city and around. The windmill at Kempsey was set on fire by the sails being whirled round with so great rapidity.1808   July 15.   A most awful tempest. The thunder continued in one

Memorable floods and frosts

Memorable floods and frosts

The first definite record of a great flood is that of October 1484, when the ill-fated campaign of the Duke of Buckingham against Richard lll, was brought to a halt by the great Severn flood which barred his way across England, and was passed into folk-memory

We have now collated 487 articles on the History of Worcester & Worcestershire.