After the 1884 Earthquake and Fundraising

Appeals raised around £10,000

Page created by Peter Hill

Cutting from a newspaper in April 1884 highlighting the fund-raising efforts at the time.

Whilst the earthquake which occurred on 22nd April 1884 caused no fatalities and only minor injuries to people, a considerable amount of damage was caused to properties especially in the Peldon area and in Wivenhoe.  Various appeals were started which, by June 1884 had raised nearly £10,000 (source:  Butler – The Story of Wivenhoe)

Read the story of the Great Earthquake of 1884 – click here

This page was added on 28/07/2017.

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