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Carbrooke History & Heritage

Extraordinary Weather Events

Carbrooke, Norfolk is a small agricultural village, with a surprising & fascinating history, and influences through the centuries from around the world. 'Carbrooke Heritage Group' was formed in 2012, and has been involved in a number of projects to research, log & publish aspects of village history & raise the profile of Carbrooke and its heritage. This website's aim, is to bring together this information. If you have any comments, information, anecdotes or photographs you would like to share, please contact us

The British love to talk about the weather and sometimes, it really is worth talking about. This page looks at some of the extraordinary weather events that have affected Carbrooke. A normal British year usually features a cold winter, hopefully with a little snow, warming spring, into a long hot summer, then cooling through the falling leaves of autumn and back to winter. Of course, the weather can never be relied upon, often throwing up some strange events, and which, unfortunately seem to becoming more frequent.

19th November 1836 a Hurricane in Carbrooke blew down the Mill on Caston Road with loss of life. Norfolk Mills

August 1866 Whirlwind in Carbrooke  Norfolk Chronicle

January 1986 Summer Lane (Carbrooke end) blocked by snow drift

August 2020 Flooding in Meadow Lane EDP Flooding at Norwich Road roundabout Watton & Swaffham Times

If you have any information or memories of extreme weather events in Carbrooke, please let us know.

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Page last updated 09.10.20