The Drought Of '76

In 1976 Britain suffered one of the severest droughts on record. The sun came out and stayed out from June until September; between 23rd June and 7th July the temperature reached 32 degrees celsius every day.
Denys Blakeway tells the story of the drought: the sweltering heat, the water shortages, the standpipes and the Drought Act, culminating in the appointment of a Minister for Drought, and examines some curious, unforeseen consequences.

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