Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Who's afraid of a FEBRUARY STORM? PICTURES OF THE 1927 FEBRUARY STORM
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THE PICTURES ABOVE ARE COURTESY OF LARRY LYNCH, PROBABLY TAKEN BY HIS GRANDFATHER JOE LYNCH OR HIS GRANDMA, BOTH SALTAIRE ICONS. THEY ARE DATED FEB 20, 1927 AND THEY APPARENTLY ARE HOUSES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF OCEAN PROM. THE ONLY HOUSE IDENTIFIED BY NAME IS THE TOP RIGHT PICTURE, WHICH IS MARKED "BASSINA."
ACCORDING TO SALTAIRE HISTORIAN III ELIZABETH STARKEY, TWO BIG STORMS PRIOR TO 1938 KNOCKED OUT ALL OF THE HOMES SOUTH OF OCEAN PROM: THE FEBRUARY 1927 STORM AND THE 1931 STORM.