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).


Author: Ann

My interest in family history began in 2010 and eventually led to the discovery of my Cornish ancestors. One of these was my 3 x Great-Aunt, Honor Stevens and her husband, James (who wrote the Diary).

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