The Year 1792 Remarkable and Interesting Incidents Relative to Tewkesbury Dyde 1798
- On Thursday morning the 19th of April, occasioned by a great fall of rain, the rivers were swoln to an amazing degree, overflowing all the low grounds, by which much damage was sustained. The water rose to the astonishing height of sixteen feet perpendicular in twenty-four hours: a rise so rapid in the Severn and Avon, could not be remembered by the oldest man living.
This year an act of parliament was obtained for the better relief and employment of the poor.
Source: The History and Antiquities of Tewkesbury by W. Dyde. Second Edition; Tewkesbury 1798