Lightning Strike at Seafield

It has been a balmy, sunny day in Glasgow, very much like the one reported in this newspaper clipping from 8  May 1889. Except that on that day the weather changed and a thunderstorm broke out over Glasgow and across Ayrshire causing a lot of damage.  In particular, it mentions a lightning strike at Seafield House, at the time of its construction.   A plumber and some of the masons and gardeners who were working on the house and grounds felt a shock, followed by sickness, when the lighting struck near to where they were standing. Although no storms for us today, 127 years later we are still caught out by heavy rain and hail showers in May.

newspaper article entitled Severe Thunderstorm, describing events at Seafield House

Dundee Courier, 8 May 1889

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