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Longsleddale: flood 18880000
civil parish:-   Longsleddale (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   flood
locality type:-   rain storm
1Km square:-   NY4904 (etc) 
10Km square:-   NY40

evidence:-   old newspaper:- Z8900705.txt
source data:-   Z8900705.txt
Westmorland Gazette
Transcription from the Westmorland Gazette 5 July 1890 
page 6:-  "... The river [Sprint] is sometimes called the crazy beck, because like crazy people it bursts out wildly. One of its wildest efforts was in the autumn of 1888, when 3 1/2 inches of rain were registered in 24 hours. ... The crazy beck then became a mighty river, and in parts made a vast lake, so that passage was impossible, and one of the dalesmen said a man of war might sail for two miles, but it would have been a small man of war ship. ..."

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