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596508-10-1767"They have had the greatest flood at Manchester ever known. The rivers Mersey and Irwel overflowed several fields on each side their banks; large quantities of hay and corn were borne away, and the damage sustained at Salford-Quay, in sugars, spirituous liquors, die stuff etc damaged and destroyed, is supposed to amount to several hundred pounds. His grace the duke of Bridgewater's canal received no damage. At Stratford, the bridge belonging to the caffoon, was forced from its foundation, and the rubbish going along with the water, was left upon the adjacent fields and quite altered their appearance. At Bollen, the bridge which carried the canal over that river, had one third part carried away, but no other material damage ensued; the works at this place are reckoned as grand as those ar Worsley, and the damage done at the two places, is computed at about 2000 l."[River Irwell]069 - Mersey and IrwellFrank Law
596807-02-1767". . .in Wales, no man living ever saw such floods."060 - Towy GroupFrank Law
597112-10-1880"1880 October 12 Observer at Canterbury (Bridge Street) noted as reporting "Rain collected between the 7th and 12th amounted to 5.04 in. The valley above and below the city was rapidly flooded, and continued more or less so through November, an unusually early and prolonged occurrence" [R Great Stour]040 - Kent Rivers GroupFrank Law
597311-01-1771"The river Thames was entirely frozen over at Fulham."039 - ThamesFrank Law
597401-10-1771"The waters are so much out in the northern and western counties, that the roads are almost impassable, and many accidents are apprehended."072 - Wyre and LuneFrank Law
597623-01-1767"In consequence of the thaw; which began on Saturday at Newcastle, the ice broke this day upon the Tyne with a prodigious crack, and a fresh tide coming down, carried it to sea with very little damage."[River Tyne]023 - Tyne (Northumberland)Frank Law
597729-01-1767"The frost which set in at the latter end of December, continued to increase, and was very intense all the present month, except the 16th, 17th and 18th days, when there was an appearance of its breaking, but on the 19th it again appeared with increased rigour, and so continued till the 22nd, when a kindly thaw relieved the direful apprehensions of the public."027 - Ouse (Yorkshire)Frank Law
598314-02-1766"By the heavy rains, which, for a few days before, had fallen in Oxforshire, the rivers Cherwell and Isis, that run by Oxford, rose higher than ever was known by any rains that had fallen in the same time in the memory of man."[River Cherwell]039 - ThamesFrank Law
598414-02-1766"Letter from Nottingham Last Wednesday morning began here a storm of snow, which continued without intermission the space of fifty hours. All the country is covered with it, so that business has been at a full stand; the posts have been stopped, the coaches and post chaises obliged to postpone their journeys, at least over the forest of Sherwood, where this fleecy element now lies in amazing heaps, and for many miles there is not the least tract; the poor sheep in that wide waste are buried, as it were, alive; and I am told it as an undoubted fact, that in a valley, between two high hills, called Wilford hills, the snow is there blown from the tops into the vale, and lies to the depth of 6, 7, 8 and 10 yards. This day it has begun to thaw, and the river Trent rises so fast, that the country are frightened with the dread of an inundation of waters. In short, the oldest men amongst us say, they never knew the like."[Trent]028 - TrentFrank Law
598519-02-1766"We hear from York, that on Wednesday morning about two it began to snow, and continued all that day almost without intermission, and also great part of the two succeeding days, so that the roads were impassable; the depth of the snow being measured on a level found to be about 18 inches."027 - Ouse (Yorkshire)Frank Law
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