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Charlton Marshall Village HistoryTue, 20th November 2018

Charlton Marshall Village History

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1898: Weather

Parish Magazine, 1898. “Tropical England! Ninety-one in the shade. Eight Torrid Weeks! Extraordinary figures! Fires and Drought!” Such was the sensational heading to an article which appeared in one of the London Daily papers on Saturday August 26 th, and we in Dorsetshire, can fully endorse the statements … “The remarkable feature of the 56 days through which we have passed is the persistency of high readings … during the night … average of over 60 degrees, Fahrenhieit … . … in the shade … an average of 79.19 degrees … highest … 92 degrees …”

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