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Happenings During the Reign of William IV: The Lewes Avalanche, the Deadliest Avalanche on Record in the UK

The Lewes avalanche occurred on 27 December 1836 in Lewes, Sussex, when a huge build-up of snow on a chalk cliff overlooking the town collapsed into the settlement 100 metres below, destroying a row of cottages and killing eight people. … Continue reading

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