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The 14th Century. .Want And Misery...Worcestershire.


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  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.
  • Weather Preferences: Love Weather, Hate the Spin and Lies to do with our Planets Climate.
  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.

    1305, A drought affected Many parts including Worcestershire, accompanied by such burning heat that cattle died of thirst and heat exhaustion.  The winter turned bitterly cold with frosts and blizzards from December 15th to January 25th. High winds whipped the snow up to 20 feet in some rural areas and another intense cold spell from February 13th to April 13th.

    1308- 1330, This period stands out in history for the generally very high price of wheat, caused by succession of wet of wet or indifferent seasons and bad harvests. Incessant rains and cold winters caused havoc within the faring community,  forced to watch crops fail and cattle die because of the severity of the disastrous extreme weather.

    1343-1345, Widespread and frequent droughts accompanied summer heatwaves and strong hot winds, .Corn was usually scarce, streams dried up, and rivers were at very low levels with cracks to five inches wide on the River beds on the Avon, Severn, Wye and Teme, by 1344.

    1351-1370, A Calamitous time for everything and everyone. Had the population not been so decimated by the Black Death in 1349 ,distress in the area would have been as great as during the period 1310 to 1321.

    1361-1362, Droughts through the whole of 1361 saw crops fail all across the three counties and beyond, which brought famine to the area. On January 8th 1362, a Tornado levelled high houses ,Church Towers and trees.

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