Weather reports from James Stevens…

… on this day in 1902…

Last Tuesday [15th July] was the hottest day, 85 degrees, 11 degrees in excess of the average for the past 60 years.  (Saturday 19th July 1902)

… and on this day in 1912…

This week has been very dry and the first 2 days of it extremely hot, some dying of heat in London and one man aged 70 died sudden in Penzance, several having just before died in New York.  (Friday 19th July 1912)

I thought a ‘weather report’ was topical after the fierce thunder storms we experienced in South and South-West England last night.   My thoughts are with the people of Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula, who suffered damage to their village due of a flash-flood (but, thankfully, no casualties).

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Author: Ann - Editor of James Stevens's Cornish Diary

My interest in family history began in 2010 and eventually led to the discovery of my Cornish ancestors. One of these was my Great-great-grandmother's sister, Honor Stevens, and her husband, James. Having read a copy of his published Diary I realised how useful it could be to other family and local history enthusiasts, so I spent the next few years re-transcribing it and producing a PDF version. I finished the transcription in August 2016, although it's clear it's going to be a continuing project as I add more background information. As I live about 5 hours drive from Cornwall, I'm able to holiday in the beautiful County of Kernow (or should that be Country!) at least once a year, visiting and photographing the places connected with the Stevens family. I've also been lucky to have the support of direct descendants of James & Honor, as well as local residents and organisations, who have helped with information and photos.

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