Great Blizzard of 1891

The Great Blizzard of 1891 affected Southern England between 9 and 13 March of that year. Strong winds, cold temperatures and snow which drifted up to 15 ft (4.6 m) high contributed to the deaths of 200 people and 6000 animals. A merchant vessel, the Bay of Panama was one of the casualties, driven onto rocks on the south coast of Cornwall by the storm. Twenty-three lives were lost in this incident alone.[1]


  1. ^ "The Great Blizzard of 1891 | National Maritime Museum Cornwall | Falmouth, Cornwall". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)