The Year 1784 Remarkable and Interesting Incidents Relative to Tewkesbury Dyde 1798
The winter of 1784 was very severe. It began snowing on Christmas day, 1783, and continued snowing and freezing, with little intermission, ‘till the beginning of April. Notwithstanding which, there were great crops of hay and corn next harvest, and the greatest fruit season known for many years; yet provisions of all kinds, except Vegetables, bore very great prices.
On the 6th of April, the same year, sir William Codrington, and James Martin, esq. were again elected to serve this borough in parliament.
Source: The History and Antiquities of Tewkesbury by W. Dyde. Second Edition; Tewkesbury 1798