THIS WEEK IN 1975: Hampshire church wrecked in storm

A Hampshire church was destroyed after lightening hit its roof during thunderstorms that swept the country.

Wednesday, 19th July 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:41 am

Firemen from five stations in Hampshire fought to tackle the blaze at Hatherden, near Andover.

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The roof collapsed and the church was burned out.

More than half-an-inch of rain fell during the storms in the Portsmouth area, according to Southampton Weather Centre.

They brought extensive power failures.