“Bristol was shaken by a hurricane today”

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“Bristol was shaken by a hurricane today”
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“Bristol was shaken by a hurricane today” said the Bristol Evening News on Friday the 16th of November 1928.

Its been a bit windy lately! No one disputes that the past three months have been very windy. But how does it compare with the past?

1928 The strongest gust recorded at Long Ashton in North Somerset was at 2:50 pm and reached just over 90 miles per hour. The Saturday edition of the Bristol Observer also carried the story stating that a terrific gale had roared across the region creating many “thrilling and alarming experiences.”

The paper went on to say that it was the most tremendous wind which Bristol had known for many years. The gale was driven by a deep depression which covered a large par“: of England, and on the previous day had caused mountainous seas in the English channel.

Two people were killed by falling trees, one, a man at St Werburghs, Bristol, the other a schoolgirl from Chippenham. Two further deaths were recorded later, one from Wrington where a youth on a “pony and trap” was killed by a falling tree and a further death at Warminster in Wiltshire.

“So violent was the gale that the water was blown along the top of Bristol’s harbour in sheets,” reported the local press.

For the first time in living memory the ferry at Mardyke steps, Hotwells, Bristol, was held up.

Two people in Eastville were buried by a blown down wall. Roo?ng and masonry was ?ung to the ground and the streets were showered with stones and tiles.

The Post Office sorting office on Temple Meads station, Bristol, was wrecked by the gale. The side of a house in Beaufort Road, Kingswood, was blown down and five successive chimneys in Gloucester Road, Bristol, were thrown to the ground.

The gales in the city also brought down trees at Westbury and Stoke Road on the Downs.

Five more are known to have been felled in Eastville Park, and on Frenchay Common 13 oaks were also brought down. At Nailsea an important “landmark” elm was uprooted and many light cars were blown across the road, and one was actually crushed in Brockley Combe. Many communications were also damaged with trunk and local telephone circuits broken.

Other gales were widespread throughout the region in the latter half of November when two gales struck the region on successive Fridays. As far away as Marlborough, the Natural History Society of the College reported gales of “extraordinary violence” which caused considerable damage including 30 trees which were felled across the Salisbury Road through the Savernake forest.

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JERUSALEM (April 15, 2013) – Fr. Antonio Medeiros at the eighth station on the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus encountered the Pious Women of Jerusalem. Cardinal Seán and a group of 29 priests of the Archdiocese of Boston have traveled on an Easter pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week, and they’re bringing the readers of TheGoodCatholicLife.com blog along with them.

On the last day of their pilgrimage, the pilgrims began by walking the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, the path through the streets of Jerusalem that Jesus walked with the Cross to the Crucifixion. After celebrating Mass, they thanked those who had taken care of them on their pilgrimage and prepared for their flights home. As they waited, news of the bombings at the Boston Marathon back home reached the pilgrims and they united themselves in prayer with those who were hurt, their families, and the emergency workers who rushed to care for them.

All this week, our colleague George Martell is traveling with the pilgrimage, embedded with the Cardinal and his priests so we can bring you photos, blogs, videos, and audio reports from the Holy Land from the pilgrims at such places as the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mount Carmel, the Sea of Galilee, the Church of the Transfiguration, Qumran, the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Upper Room, and more. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus with Cardinal Seán and the Archdiocese’s priests as an Easter retreat experience.

Please stay tuned to www.thegoodcatholiclife.com, as well as www.BostonCatholicPhotos.com and www.YouTube.com/BostonCatholic and our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/bostoncatholic and Twitter account: www.twitter.com/bostoncatholic for the latest updates from the Holy Land.

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