1852 December 25th
the Christmas of 1852 will long be remembered as the period of one of the most terrific storms ever
known to the people of these latitudes. During the day and up to the morning of the 27th the gale blew
down scores of chimneys and unroofed hundreds of houses in Newcastle, Gateshead as well as Durham
Sunderland Hartlepool Stockton Darlington and many other places a great number of houses were
unroofed. The wind raged with a fury that threatened to tear everything to pieces and the stouts and
strong buildings appeared to shake and quiver in the blast. Nothing to equal the fierceness of the tempest
had been known since the well remembered hurricane of January 1839.In many parts of the country
trees which had weathered the storms of ages yielded to the force of this storms of ages and were
uprooted with greatest ease.
1869 25th Dec. At Christmas this year a good deal of snow fell in this district which lay about a fortnight after the beginning of the New Year and the weather was very severe.
1880 25th December. Christmas Day ushered in a very severe frost, which was beautiful in the moonlight.
1913 Christmas day. Miss Emily Matilda Easton of Nest House, Felling died today
She left £1,079,780 in her Will.
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