Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Summer Is Going Down a Storm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Summer Is Going Down a Storm

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AFTER some beautiful sunny days in June and July, August has proved to be quite the damp squib. Storms have been sweeping the country with even worse said to be on the way.

No fun if you are one of the many Brits opting for a staycation this year. But, as these pictures reveal, at least we are adept at dealing with summer showers. Just grab your brolly and wellies and you can still have a splashing good time.

August in 1954 saw a spate of flooding and motorists were faced with many main roads under water like Coventry's Radford Road, which saw water lapping onto the pavements.

GOT IT COVERED BEACH picnics were quickly packed away when holidaymakers at Hove in East Sussex had to hurriedly take shelter from the rain in 1961 to avoid soggy sandwiches and sausage rolls.

RAIN WON'T STOP PLAY WHEN it comes to British holidays it's not unusual for the forecast to be wet, wet, wet. Children at the Barnardo's orphanage at Barking in Essex had to take shelter under umbrellas during a summer shower in 1934. …

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