A lightning strike

These days ‘lightning strike’ may make people think of workers downing tools and not working. But of course, the reality is that lightning is actually a huge electrical spark that can cause real damage.

On 30th August 1911 a tree was struck by lightning in the grounds of Clyffe Hall. Mr Burgess, the photographer got there to photograph the scene.

Tree struck by lightning at Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington

Good old Alf Burgess – he captioned the postcard he produced from this photo with all the required detail.

Caption on the card gives the date and place - August 30th 1911 at Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington

And the card was used – sent to a loved one.

The message on the card

We haven’t decoded this message yet but wonder if there might have been a connection with the Potter family. Once again, we’ll appeal for any help.

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One Response to “A lightning strike”

  1. Struck by Lightning (2) | Market Lavington Museum Says:

    […] more than once – from lightning strikes. Back in February 2012 we featured one such strike. (click here to see it). That strike happened in 1911. Today we have another strike in 1927. Both strikes caused damage to […]

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