This Day in History: 1902-09-10


: 10th September. Hailstorm

A heavy thunder and hailstorm created havoc in the Maidstone and Tonbridge districts of Kent, coming mid-afternoon in the midst of the hop-picking season. Hailstones were up to 6cm across, destroying many glasshouses. Hop fields and orchards were devastated. One man was killed and several others injured by lightning. At Weybridge in neighbouring Surrey, 96mm of rain fell in 90 minutes.

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