button to main menu  Gents Mag 1806 p.576

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Gentleman's Magazine 1806 p.576

  St Bees

Weather, Cumberland

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At Whitehaven, about three P.M. some tremendous peals of thunder were heard, and considerable damage was done by the lightning. At Rothersike Green, in Low Quarter, in the parish of St. Bees, two heifers were killed; thirteen others close by received no injury. Several ash-trees were much damaged. Five sheep were killed on Castle-rig-fell, near Keswick. One of them had the wool stripped off one side, from the head to the tail. The electric matter had taken a circular direction, and turned up the soil as with a spade.
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