Cranmer Local History Group
Researching the history of Aslockton, Scarrington and Whatton-in-the-Vale - Established 2001


Cranmer Local History Group Newspaper Archive

Grantham Journal
Saturday 2nd June 1894
Beasts killed by lightning during Thunderstorm at Whatton

On Wednesday afternoon, during the violent storm which visited this locality, two beasts belomging to Mrs. Dickinson Hall, of Whatton Manor, were killed by lightning.

The animals were shletering under one of the thorn trees which adorn this estate, and traces of the passage of the electric fluid are visible among the branches, but no marks were found on the cattle themselves, no so much as the singeing of a hair being apparent.

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