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A QUAINT PEMBROKESHIRE CUSTOM.

COUNTY NOTES.

THE BLIZZARD.

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THE BLIZZARD. SNOWSTORM AT FISHGUARD: The sight presented at Fishguard after the terrific snowstorm, accompanied with continuous peals of heavy thunder and vivid flashes of lightning, which passed over north Pembrokeshire on Thursday night, told better than words could describe of the fury of the gale that raged in- cessantly for so many Yiours last week. On Goodwick beach and at Lower Town Harbour, lay hundreds of sleep- ers that, had been washed away from the breakwater, and on tne following days men were busy gathering and carting these back to be re-laid, in order to pro- ceed with the work of mending the havoc done by the sea. One large gap was to be seen in the breakwater where the sea had washed through, and tne end of the construction was wore down till the large concrete block on which the lighthouse stands, stood out clear above the surrounding ridge of stones. The lighthouse itself, however, remained perfectly firm, and although the point of the breakwater had been levelled until it was far below its normal height, it acted as a safe bulwark against the on- slaught of the enormous waves on the foun- dation of the lighthouse. The Cork, Rosslare, and Waterford boats were delayed for some hours during the storm, but the tur- bine St. Patrick left almost to time in the afternoon, and behaved admir- ably as it faced the full fury of the tem- pest. Despite the boisterous sea in Fish- guard harbour, the service worked prac- tically without a hitch, all means being 10 anv possible mishap. The anerrv luruiiie" steamer iroui ftos^are arrived almost punctually in a blinding storm. STGNAT., BOX STRUCK. During Thursday night, the signal box near Goodwick station, was struck by lightning, causing a great deal of damage and destroying the wires completely. Mr. J. Garnon, signalman, who was on duty at the time had a very narrow escape, and was hurled senseless from his feet. The shock was so great that Mr. Garnon, when he regained consciousness, was bleeding freely from his mouth and nostrils. But he has since perfectly recovered and is little the worse for his experience. He retains vivid recollections of the sensation he felt at the time, which, he says, will remain fresh with him to the end of his days. Drifts of snow blocked the line above Letterston, and the local trains from Fish- guard to Clynderwen had to return from Letterston on Saturday morning and were compelled to run over the new line to Clarberston Road until the drifts were cleared away. On Saturday afternoon the ordinary trains ran as usual from Clynder- wen, via Puncheston. Telegraphic wires were down in many parts at the end of the week, those from Fishguard to the cable- house above the Old Fort, having suffered among others. COWS KILLED. During the early hours of Friday morn- ing two valuable cows belonging to Mr. William Evans, Penrhiw-fach, Goodwick, were killed by lightning and the hedgerow near where the cows lay, was destroyed. The cows, of course, were out and had not been housed for the winter. They had sought the shelter of the hedge, and\vhen found they were in quite a natural position, showing that their death had been instan- taneous. IN THE SOUTH In South Pembrokeshire the fall of snow was the severest which has occurred for twelve years. In some parts the snow lay eight or nine inches deep on Friday. On Saturday all the football matches in the district had to be postponed, the grounds being unfit for play, and on Fri- day and Saturday the small attendances at the local markets were probably attributable to the snow having prevented people from coming in from the country. Such a large fall of snow at Pembroke Dock was a novelty, and the opportunity of snowballing was seized upon with avidity by. all the youngsters, and by some of more mature age, too, and some nerce battles occurred at some of the street corners. There were several accidents which oc- curred which may be attributed to the storm. On Thursday, Mr. Cole, a shoe- maker, 74 years of age, living in Meyrick Street, Pembroke Dock, slipped in the snow and fell breaking his leg. On the same day P.C. Griffiths, who is stationed at Narberth, fell, sustaining such injuries to his arm that he has been on the sick list since. A wagon belonging to Messrs. William John and Sons, of Haverfordwest, with three horse attached, was proceeding down Xeyland High Street, on Wednesday, when the horses slipped on the snowy ground, ii nd the wagon was overturned opposite Mr. Phillips' shop. Fortunately neither the horsse nor the wagon were injured. The thaw on Sunday was responsible for a lot of damage. The falls of snow from the roof? made it dangerous for pedestrians to use the pavements, and in many cases gutters were wrenched away, whilst people with greenhouses sustained considerable damage. The large glass balcony in front of the shops of Aid. Allen, Mr. Palmer, and Mr. Tallett, in Cresswell Buildings, Pembroke Dock, was broken by a fall of snow from the roof above, which came down and went right ihrough to the pave- ment with a tremendous crash. The glass balcony outside the establish- ment of Mr. G. F. Biddlecombe, of Ney- land, v-as also slightly damaged. a

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