January Storm 1976

Do you remember the storm of January 1976?  These photographs from the Chad show the damage it caused to homes and trees.

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  • Yes – I remember it well. I was then aged 28 and was living in Portland Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham. The max gust was 75mph at 9.20pm on Friday 2nd Jan 1976. I ran out of fags so went to pub at top of road – trees blocked Hagley Road-blown down at 9.30pm after the BBC1 news. Severe gusts made walking almost imposible. Hundreds of shop windows blown out down Broad Street.

    By michael newcombe (07/12/2011)

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