An enlarged view. Newspaper cuttings from the local paper: 100 years ago – 14 July 1860
“In an attempt, on Thursday, to raise the brig Atlantique, which still lies on our beach, the machinery by which she was supported gave way, and a number of children who were assisting were thrown into the air, and three of them severely injured.”
June 2 1860
“Within the memory of the oldest Brightonian, there is but one instance of such a storm as visited our coast yesterday, occurring at this period of the year. In the early spring – during the fierce days of March – and in the unsettled November weather, gales of fearful intensity are often experienced, and our sea-faring population are prepared for them; but in June – bright, genial, sunny June – such a storm as that which we have to describe is almost without its parallel.”
[The report recorded the wreck of two vessels and loss of life, and several causalities on land, chimney pots being hurled down, windows blown in and trees uprooted]

Image Reference: JG_05_014.tif
Date: 1860
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Size of Original: 162x152
Place: Brighton
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