Britain’s Worst Avalanche…

Hard to believe but in the south of England there was a terrible disaster – in fact, the worst avalanche in British history and it happened on the site where a pub stands as a reminder of this tragedy.

The Bald Explorer heads off to explore this tragic disaster in the Victorian era. He is in Lewes, in East Sussex. This town used to boast a number of splendid breweries, but now all have disappeared except Harvey’s. One of the pubs it supplies is the Snowdrop Inn where a terrible thing happened in 1836.


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About Richard Vobes

Richard Vobes is traveling Great Britain seeking out its history, customs and traditions, presenting them in a fun filled informative series called the Bald Explorer. Richard is an award winning podcaster, videographer and actor based in Worthing, England. Follow +RichardVobes on Google+

2 Responses to “Britain’s Worst Avalanche…”

  1. /britains-worse-avalanche/ is this deliberate or a typo?
    Regardless, I shall have to visit the Snowdrop – I could so easily have thought it named after the pretty early white flowered bulb.

  2. I obviously cannot spell. Thanks for pointing it out. I do tend to rush the meta-tags too quickly.

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