HOUSE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING BLACKPOOL.
Blackpool was visited, on Sunday afternoon, a thunderstorm of
short duration. The only damage reported is the practical wrecking of Holyrood, the
residence of Mr. Tozer, ex-superintendent of the Manchester Fire Brigade, in
Mr. Tozer had teen lying down in one of the bedrooms, and had
but left the room a few minutes when a heavy thunderclap was followed by a flash of
lightning. The chimney at the corner was struck, and came tumbling through the roof
into the lobby below. The window was shattered.
Mr. and Miss Tozer, who were the only occupants of the house,
were naturally alarmed, but as soon the accompanying noise had subsided they went
upstairs, where a fire was raging the attics. The fire was soon put out by Mr.
Tozer, with assistance from neighbours. It is surprising that no injury or loss of
life resulted. The ruined bouse was visited by hundreds of holiday-makers.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Tuesday 07 August