STORM – Severe Hits Redcar and UK

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 22/01881. 


           Reports received of intensive severe storms in all parts of the country, causing damage to the amount of millions, and a great sacrifice of human life. At Redcar the snow still continues to fall although not heavy. Many of the roads in this district are impassable. Near Kirkleatham the snow has drifted to the depth of eight or nine feet, and gangs of men are employed to clear away the drifts, and it will be some time after the weather breaks before traffic can resume its usual course. Around Saltburn the road and rails are nearly blocked some of the trains requiring two engines to run them, and the bell man has been calling for the assistance of labourers to keep communication open.


Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 22/01/1881.


          Meteorologists concur in stating that the storm which has prevailed since Monday (18/01) in every part of the kingdom, and on the Continent also exceeds any on record in intensity, scope and duration. Details of railway accidents, interruptions, telegraphic, delays, shipwrecks, have been recorded. There is scarcely a line of railway in the kingdom that did not suffer from the storm. The east coast is strewn with wrecks, and the fatal casualties have been numerous. The north-east coast has felt the storm least.


dean August 28, 2011 Weather & Tides