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Gentleman's Magazine 1810 part 2 p.176

  storm, 1810

Storm, Penrith

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Aug. 4. ...
In a violent storm of thunder, lightning, and hail, this day, at Penrith, considerable damage was done by the lightning: a barn, containing 10 cart-loads of hay, belonging to Mr. Martindale of Gutter-lane; and a stack, the property of Sir F. T. Vane, of Hutton Hall, were both set on fire, and entirely consumed. A horse and five lambs were killed in a field near Penrith. Several of the hail-stones measured two inches in circumference. ...
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