Great Blizzard of 1891

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The Great Blizzard of 1891 affected southern England between 9 and 13 March of that year. Strong winds, cold temperatures and snow which drifted up to 15ft high contributed to the deaths of 200 people and 6000 animals. A merchant vessel, the Bay of Panama was one of the casualties, driven onto rocks on the south coast of Cornwall by the storm. Twenty-three lives were lost in this incident alone.[1]

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  1. ^ "The Great Blizzard of 1891 | National Maritime Museum Cornwall | Falmouth, Cornwall". Nmmc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)