1889 Storm

Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter – Saturday 20 July 1889

Wednesday’s Storm.

—About 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, during a heavy thunder storm, the electric fluid struck a chimney at the shop of Mr. Hannington, baker, Lower Mitcham, and did considerable damage, destroying an air pipe and igniting the gas. Mr. Hannington was, fortunately, at home, and succeeded in extinguishing it, otherwise more serious damage would have had to be recorded. As it was, mischief was wrought to the extent of nearly £10. A chimney was also slightly struck at a house Golden-terrace, Beddington Corner, in the occupation of Mr. G. Harris, during the same storm, hut the damage in this case was not very serious.

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