• Great Till Flood of 1841 – A Disastrous Inundation (108 kB)

    About five o’clock in the evening of Saturday, the 16th of January last, the snow, which had been drifted in immense quantities about Shrewton, Maddington, Tilshead, the Two Orchestons, and Winterborne Stoke, melted in consequence of the unusually-sudden thaw, and formed an immense body of water, which rushed with resistless violence through the villages, carrying with it in its course alarm, desolation, great destruction of property, and even loss of life.