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Great Blizzard of 1891 in England (1891)

Great Blizzard of 1891 in England (1891)

Between Monday 9th and Friday 13th March 1891 Cornwall, Devon and Somerset were struck by a storm so ferocious that more than 200 people and 6,000 animals died. There were snowdrifts up to 15 feet high and violent gales left dozens of ships floundering on the rocks along the Cornish coasts.

 

Activity Ideas

  • Print off and complete the section in our monthly activity book – here
  • Explore previous newspaper articles with our activity – here
  • Make a snow globe and discuss extreme weather conditions you have experienced – here
  • Use our sensory snowflakes activity to prompt conversation – here