Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Hailstorm at Preston, Lancashire, 1745

The True British Courant, or Preston Journal,
August 16th, 1745.

Preston, Aug. 16. Yesterday Morning there fell here the most dreadful Hail Shower that ever was known in the Memory of Man, which lasted upwards of an Hour without intermission; the Ground in several parts of the Town was covered upwards of two Foot thick with Hail Stones, the shower fell chiefly upon the Town, and did not extend much further.