In The Derby Mercury 2nd September 1948 it was stated that a swarm of locusts where found

Cutting from The Derby Mercury Mon Sep 2 1748
The Derby Mercury 02 Sep 1748, Mon Page 3

The extract says “We hear from Wetherby in Yorkshire, that several Locusts have been found there, and in the neighbouring Townships, exactly resembling those described latley in this Paper, but that they have hitherto done no Damage, on Account of the Smallness of their Numbers.

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