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Freak Storm 1968


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Title
Freak Storm
Date July 2nd 1968
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
J05 + B432 + J06 & Z16
Comment
Flood water has swept down Kirk Lane.
This followed a freak hailstorm, it was reported that a woman was swept down the Steep by flood water and needed medical treatment.
Scene on Kirk Lane, people are trying to dig out vehicles at the junction with Whack House Lane on the left.
Leafield Mill is in the background.

Lower Middle: Boys clearing hailstones which had laid 3 feet deep following a freak storm which blocked Kirk Lane.
Cars were abandoned, the hailstones froze together to form a solid mass.
N473

Whackhouse Lane, Yeadon

The Lane is flooded, probably the huge storm which hit the area in July 1968.




 

Rae Pratt
Rae Pratt
1132506401 I had just got home from Four Gables Nursing Home with my my new baby, when the heavens opened, we thought it was the end of the world and thought poor little thing he has only been on this earth for 6 days!!
22 March 2018
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