Lightning Hits Trinity United Church, Charlottetown, August 31, 1963

Lightning destroyed a brick chimney at the rear of the Trinity United Church in Charlottetown. Brick chips flew as far away as Grafton St, over a block away.   Neighbouring homes were bombarded with flying bricks, cars were battered and transformers and power lines were burnt to a crisp shutting down the power in the area. People living within a kilometer heard the louds bursts of thunder and thought that their immediate area had been hit.

Source: Guardian, Sept. 3, 1963.

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