A diary recording Bath’s weather, written by a clergyman about 250 years ago, has been found by archivists.
The parchment notebook belonged to Reverend Duel Taylor whose tiny writing recorded the city’s weather every day for six years between 1756 and 1761.
An entry in December 1759 shows extreme weather was not unusual with the the river “frozen so hard” people had to “walk across it for three days past”.
It was found among papers of Bath’s town clerks.
The Central England Temperature for December 1759 was 2.5C, about -2.1C below the 1961-1990 average.