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Our weather has always made the headlines, be it the great storms of 1703 and 1987, the three national maximum temperature records broken in 2019 including an unprecedented 21C+ in February and the blazing 1976 summer when fires raged across the Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire countryside and Hampshire set an all time June temperature record. The winters of 1947 and 1963 are still vivid in our memories for those who witnessed them when the sea froze around our coastline. This talk will take you through several centuries of weather with particular reference to Southeast England. Find out when there were 4 metre high snowdrifts in Oxford Street, London or hailstones bigger than cricket balls in Sussex; when the Straits of Dover were blocked with ice and a tornado ripped through the centre of Guildford. The Weather never ceases to astound and amaze. We curse it yet love its variety, energy, beauty and delicacy.

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Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils at Bridge Cottage

Type:Heritage Open Day

High Street, Uckfield, EAST SUSSEX, TN22 1AZ

Tel: 01825 763754

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Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils (7 Oct 2021)

* Starts 7pm in the beautiful Hall Chamber, upstairs in Bridge Cottage. Until further notice we will be limiting audience numbers to 35 and will be following the current government guidance.

Tickets are £5 for UDPS Members and £8 for Non Members
To book, or for further information, please call 01825 760734 or visit