Digital image of a Post Card
Report of a Thunderstorm in the Ewyas Lacy area
Report of a thunderstorm 5 to 6 miles south west of Dorstone in September 1933
Report made by a local observer to the British Thunderstorm Survey Office at Huddersfield Yorkshire.
The Thunderstorm census Organisation, founded by an amateur meteorologist, S. Morris Bower from his home in Huddersfield, Yorkshire in 1924, spanned the reigns of four British monarchs before Bower’s death in 1982. Reports of weather conditions and thunderstorms were sent in to Morris Bowers from the 3000 or so ‘volunteer’ observers throughout Britain, on specially designed postal cards, which could be sent “by half-penny post” (i.e. printed paper rate) “ if all entries refer solely to the thunderstorm and current weather”.