LETTER : Weather we remember, 1939

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From Mr Patrick Mead

Sir: Man's perception of our climate and/or the drought has changed, as compared with 1591 when an Elizabethan, John Kay, wrote of a very dry summer, says Gerald Hinchliffe (Letters, 22 August), making perhaps a contentious statement.

I have memories of a glorious summer in 1939, and an absolutely brilliant summer in 1940, the latter being distinctly dry, but no recollection of water shortage problems.

It would be interesting to know what other men's and women's perceptions were of those years.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Mead

Cranleigh,

Surrey

23 August

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