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1755 Earthquake at Lisbon causes Tsunami for Cornwall

Saturday 1 st November 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, Portugal

An Earthquake has hit Lisbon in Portugal.

A Tsunami strikes the Cornish coast at two in the afternoon causing the sea to rise 8 feet in Penzance 10 feet in Newlyn the same effect was reported at St Ives and Hayle.

via http://constantinecornwall.com/museum/files/C.-First-Generation21.pdf

Date: 
Sun, 01/12/1754

Sample of women's suffrage petition presented #onthisday 1884

Little Summer? All-hallown summer?

Been a run of lovely weather here, most unexpected.  A cold night Monday night - down to 2.5C, but much warmer since so no need for any heating yet, and, astonishingly, the allotment is keeping going. 

Went day before yesterday and picked another courgette - with more flowers coming! The beetroot continue to do well, along with the carrots and onions. Think the beans have really had it now - though the French beans are trying to flower.

Went to the beach with Astra yesterday and had a brilliant time.

There was an item in the paper about "All-hallown summer" which was very interesting

Have you heard of a blackthorn winter, or an All-hallown summer? The English language has a rich vocabulary, concerning weather. We excel with descriptive words.

 


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