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Glasgow "Hurricane" of mid January 1968


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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Although Glasgow was the focal point for the media with the extent of damage in the city and surrounding suburbs, this great gale affected a larger area including parts of northern England. 134mph gust was recorded at the Great Dun Fell, Cumbria, 103mph gust at Abbotsinch during the early hours of the 15th January 1968.   21 people are believed to have lost their lives as a result of the gale

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    Guardian of 15th January 1968

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    16th January

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    23rd January

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    I remember this very well. I was on OWS Weather Adviser at the time and we were anchored at the Tail of the Bank, awaiting to dock at Greenock in the morning. During that horrific night the ship dragged it's anchor and we nearly ran aground at Gourock. But we were lucky, other ships in the Clyde sank and lives were lost.

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