Cornwall & Devon Post, 7 May 1898

Ashwater, Bere Alston, Calstock and Gunnislake were among the places caught in a terrible thunderstorm on Monday (May Day). At Gunnislake, 150 young children were taken from school to an adjoining field after the boundary wall had been burst and the school flooded to desk tops by a rush of water.

Contributed by Di Gibbs