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Storms, floods & unusual weather in the Fylde area.

Articles and photos about some of the notable storms, floods & unusual weather in the Fylde area.

  • 1720 Floods
    In 1720, terrible floods devastated the village and surrounding farms at Lytham.
  • 1745 Hailstorm Preston
    Original report of an hour-long hailstorm in Preston, Lancashire, which occured on August 15th, 1745.
  • 1825 Thunder & Lightning
    Original report of thunder and lightning in Lancashire, May, 1825.
  • 1852 Christmas Storm
    Newspaper report of the storm of Christmas 1852. Storm-force winds and rain lashed the Fylde Coast causing great damage in Blackpool, Lytham & warton.
  • 1855 Skating Deaths
    Newspaper report from 1855 on the death of John Hull and John Greaves who were skating on a large marl-pit near the parsonage, Lytham, when the ice broke.
  • 1870s Storm & Lightning
    Newspaper reports of a storm in Blackpool, September,1870, and an unusual sand storm in Lytham, 1873..
  • 1894 Storm
    A storm on 24 October 1894 at St.Annes. caused a fishing boat, "The Wanderer" owned by Thomas Rimmer, to break loose from her moorings and crash against the cast iron pier supports.
  • 1895 The Great Frost
    In 1895 the frost was so severe that the sea froze!
  • 1896 The Great Storm
    The Great Storm of 8th October 1896 wrought havoc along the Fylde Coast.
  • 1897 Foudroyant Storm
    Newspaper report of the storm of 1897 when Nelson's flagship The Foudroyant was wrecked at Blackpool.
  • 1900 Lightning
    Newspaper report of death by lightning at Lytham in 1900.
  • 1901 Fearful Fog
    Newspaper report on a fog in Lytham St.Annes in 1901.
  • 1907 Storm
    Newspaper report on a storm and floods in Lytham St.Annes in 1907.
  • 1907 Snow Lytham & St.Annes
    Newspaper report on a snowstorm in Lytham St.Annes on 29th December 1907.
  • 1914 Storm
    Newspaper report on a storm in Lytham St.Annes in 1914.
  • 1927 Storm & Floods St.Annes
    The Great Storm of1927 was the storm of the century with widespread flooding and destruction along the Fylde Coast.
  • 1929 Frozen Sea
    In 1929 the frost was so severe that the sea froze.
  • 1933 Fire-balls over Blackpool
    Fire-balls over Blackpool, Friday 7 July 1933.
  • 1940 Snow
    A rare fall of snow in 1940.
  • 1947 Big Freeze Blackpool
    The harsh winter of 1947 in the Blackpool area.
  • 1951 High tide
    Car park at Open Air Baths, St.Annes, flooded by a high tide, December 1951.
  • 1949 Lightning strike at Tower
    Car park at Open Air Baths, St.Annes, flooded by a high tide, December 1951.
  • 1952 Ice Hockey!
    Playing Ice hockey in the sand dunes, Fairhaven, January 1952.
  • 1952 Blowing Sand
    The age-old problem of blowing sand, seen here drifting across Clifton Drive, St.Annes, in 1952.
  • 1955 Heatwave
    The heatwave, St.Annes, August 1955.
  • 1955 Snow
    Snow fell in Lytham St.Annes in January & December of 1955.
  • 1956 High tide
    Photograph of a high tide with the waves lapping the Outer Promenade, St.Annes-on-the-Sea in February 1956.
  • 1956 Gales
    Shop window blown in & trees blown down in Lytham, beach chalets blown over in St.Annes, November 1956.
  • 1962 Frost
    Fairhaven Lake frozen over, January 1962.
  • 1962-3 Winter
    The severe winter of 1962-3.
  • 1976 Heatwave
    The heatwave of 1976.
  • 1977 Floods
    The floods in Fylde & Wyre, November 1977.
  • 1981 Snow
    The snowfall of December 1981.
  • 1991 High tide
    Photographs of a high tide driven by strong winds at St.Annes-on-the-Sea in 1991.
  • 2010 Snow
    Photographs of snow in St.Annes-on-the-Sea, 18th December 2010.
    The Lancashire chain of "WE SHALL HAVE RAIN" shops owned by the "New British Rubber and Wearwell Hose Pipe Company, Limited", Southport.