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    the drought of 1976

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I went to the Norfolk Broads with a mate. We had this tiny little cabin cruiser called the 'Petit Barsac'. We wanted to go to this brilliant pub we knew about, but you could only reach it by sailing up this bit of a canal... it was bone dry! We had to get some cans in! Cadfael, Wigan, United Kingdom
 
I remember standing in water up to my waist at Horrocks`s flash kepping cool whilst fishing dennis worden, wigan, lancs
 
I remember a day trip out to Southport with my grand parents. Sat on the sea front ( what sea??) eating ice cream shooing away all tyhe lady birds.... Also remeber catching ladybirds from next doors hedge, only to be bitten by a lady bird on the cheek... no i didnt know they bit till then either!! Ian Harris, Wigan, UK
 
I WAS WORKING WORKING IN A RESTAURANT IN SOUTHPORT, TOWARDS THE END OF THE SUMMER WHEN IT FINALY RAINED MOST OF THE PATRONS RUSHED OUTSIDE TO STAND IN IT.THAT YEAR WE WERE INVADED BY THOUSANDS OF LADYBIRDS. tony, wigan, UK
 
I was not living in England in 1976 - but I do remember my aunt Nellie saying that she survived the drought some because of what she learned from us in the US. You see she had spent a few weeks in the summer with us in New Jersey - where it was hot and humid! She knew to sleep downstairs - since it was cooler! But what she would have given for an air conditioner! I did feel sorry for the Brits when it got close to the 100 degree mark ... staying cool with out a/c or fans is hard! Cloie Brevik, Salina, Kansas, USA
 
Swimming in Orrell "resers". Number 2 res almost dried up and number 3, never very deep, did dry up. No one ever drowned in number 1 res until they decided to make it a boating lake and shortly afterwrds someone got stuck in the mud and died. Whitty, Wrightington, UK
 
Swimming in the quarry,near St.Josephs collage(upholland).Frollicking in a field at Roby Mill,with some feisty whench. Playing footie,on the field opposite Upholland workingmans club. Ahhh happy memories steve mc, torquay, Britain
 
I was 13. My parents took us to a big reservoir somewhere that had flooded a village when it was made. The water was so low you could see the church sticking up out of the water. I remember them putting a stand pipe at the top of our street too. Oy, Wigan, England
 

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