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Where it is, I usually am.

I don't go far without it.

If it was up to me I'd sell the car and get another Escort van for "She who shall be obeyed". :)

Not far from you vox, what about a `then and now` while the snow is still here. W/E.

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Not far from you vox, what about a `then and now` while the snow is still here. W/E.

I assume Duncan Rd is just in shot on the left?

Massive changes there then. I'll try but it looks vastly different.

May be difficult to get right.

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Vox gets his van in his first snow picture and ukelele lady's first picture looks like its taken through someones bedroom window lol

You could be right there Dave , but I'm not saying whose bedroom window.

Talking about where taken from, remember your picture which you said

you took from Low road? I passed there today and now there's no leaves on

the trees I can see where you could have taken it from although it's got over

grown and someone's built an extention in the way.

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You could be right there Dave , but I'm not saying whose bedroom window.

Talking about where taken from, remember your picture which you said

you took from Low road? I passed there today and now there's no leaves on

the trees I can see where you could have taken it from although it's got over

grown and someone's built an extention in the way.

Well it was taken a long time ago vox.

and I could possibly have taken it from the top deck of a number 88 bus.

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Well it was taken a long time ago vox.

and I could possibly have taken it from the top deck of a number 88 bus.

I found this picture on another web site, taken I think in the snow we had in February 2009.

Eastern Avenue in snow

Perhaps we do get a significant amount of snow most years, - its just that we very quickly forget how much.

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I found this picture on another web site, taken I think in the snow we had in February 2009.

Eastern Avenue in snow

Perhaps we do get a significant amount of snow most years, - its just that we very quickly forget how much.

I think last year differed from the normal run of things, there was the February snow. But in other recent years I recall them being milder with no significant snow.

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I think last year differed from the normal run of things, there was the February snow. But in other recent years I recall them being milder with no significant snow.

....i think this years snow will be remembered for a while probably because of the "white christmas" but also for the length of days we have had it - and still getting ! In previous years , we would get a heavy downpour which would cause chaos for a day or so , and last about 3-4 days before thawing , but this year has been around 3 weeks now -and continuing! - which was great at first , but maybe beginning to get a bit annoying now! At least we've had time to take some great pics -even with sunshine instead of grey clouds !

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....i think this years snow will be remembered for a while probably because of the "white christmas" but also for the length of days we have had it - and still getting ! In previous years , we would get a heavy downpour which would cause chaos for a day or so , and last about 3-4 days before thawing , but this year has been around 3 weeks now -and continuing! - which was great at first , but maybe beginning to get a bit annoying now! At least we've had time to take some great pics -even with sunshine instead of grey clouds !

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From the telegraph website

(Bit easier on the eyes) :blink:

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December 1981. I took this from our flats window on Norfolk Park,

Not quite as dramatic, but the No 71 bus is struggling valiantly up Park Grange Road, while the grit lorry (with a bloke flinging grit off the back) is leading the way.

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December 1981. I took this from our flats window on Norfolk Park,

Not quite as dramatic, but the No 71 bus is struggling valiantly up Park Grange Road, while the grit lorry (with a bloke flinging grit off the back) is leading the way.

This is the winter (1981 / 82) I was referring to in post #41

Top floor of Beldon road block is it Carlie?

If so did you know George Dean?

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This is the winter (1981 / 82) I was referring to in post #41

Top floor of Beldon road block is it Carlie?

If so did you know George Dean?

Sorry Dave, it was the fifth floor of Mandrake block, Park Grange View.

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Sorry Dave, it was the fifth floor of Mandrake block, Park Grange View.

Bit further down the hill than I thought then.

Still worth a try as I used to know a lot of people on Norfolk Park.

I should have known it was Mandrake block though Carlie, - I think you mentioned it once before, over a year ago, in the Norfolk Park in the 1970's thread.

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Bit further down the hill than I thought then.

Still worth a try as I used to know a lot of people on Norfolk Park.

I should have known it was Mandrake block though Carlie, - I think you mentioned it once before, over a year ago, in the Norfolk Park in the 1970's thread.

Close enough, it was the next one down, past the Horse and Lion.

I worked in the Castle Market at that time but I dont remember having any trouble with the buses, although I was lucky enough to be able to walk to work if need be, but perhaps my memory is not what it should be. <_<

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Close enough, it was the next one down, past the Horse and Lion.

I worked in the Castle Market at that time but I dont remember having any trouble with the buses, although I was lucky enough to be able to walk to work if need be, but perhaps my memory is not what it should be. <_<

Hmm,

Just past the Horse and Lion, past the dentists and just past the footbridge over Park Grange Road.

Know it well,

My wife used to live on Samuel Road before we were married and this was a back way to her house lol

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Not far from you vox, what about a `then and now` while the snow is still here. W/E.

Not convinced with this but Duncan Rd in on the left and Toyne St. is 1st Right.

Just doesn't seem right to me.

When was the Punch Bowl built do we know? It should be in view on the newspaper cutting.

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Not only have we had a lot of snow this winter it has also been a lot colder than it has for a long time, and the cold spell seems to have gone on a lot longer.

Day time temperatures have only been bordering on freezing and night time temperatures are well below.

As witnessed by these long icicles hanging from my guttering, caused by snow on the roof partially melting during the day, filling up the gutter (currently blocked by snow) and dripping over the edge but refreezing before dripping. This forms a sort of stalactite of ice (an icicle). Interestingly on the ground underneath is an uneven, globular lump of ice which is the ice equivalent of a stalagmite. Big icicles like this can be dangerous to walk underneath in case they fall off, so we very cautiously walk around them.

Before ukelele lady points out that this picture looks as though it was taken through someones bedroom window, it was, - my own bedroom window lol

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Not only have we had a lot of snow this winter it has also been a lot colder than it has for a long time, and the cold spell seems to have gone on a lot longer.

Day time temperatures have only been bordering on freezing and night time temperatures are well below.

As witnessed by these long icicles hanging from my guttering, caused by snow on the roof partially melting during the day, filling up the gutter (currently blocked by snow) and dripping over the edge but refreezing before dripping. This forms a sort of stalactite of ice (an icicle). Interestingly on the ground underneath is an uneven, globular lump of ice which is the ice equivalent of a stalagmite. Big icicles like this can be dangerous to walk underneath in case they fall off, so we very cautiously walk around them.

Before ukelele lady points out that this picture looks as though it was taken through someones bedroom window, it was, - my own bedroom window lol

Oh yeah it was dangerous to walk underneath alright!

During the day it partially thawed dripping water onto the front door steps and path which spread into a thin layer during the day, and then immediately froze to a smooth patch of black ice as it went cold again in the evening.

Taking the dog for a walk last night (she tends to pull a bit on the lead) was almost impossible to do without falling, slipping or being dragged along. :huh:

Getting to the car to go to work this morning was even more dangerous. :o

Fortunately got to work and back safely, - but the worst and most slippery bit of the whole journey was our steps and path

and all because of that b***** icicle :angry:

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When was the last time we had real snow?

Enough snow to build a snowman about 3 metres (10 feet) tall?

Answer, - YESTERDAY, 5 January 2010.

This snowman, visible from East Bank road is in the grounds of the old Hurlfield / Myrtle Springs school in front of the Community Centre, - the only bit of the old school still standing.

I assume it was built by members of a community group as it must have taken some time to complete.

It stands around 10 feet tall, not including the traffic cone used for his hat.

I don't know where they got the snow from to make it as the ground around the snowman is still about 8-9 inches deep in snow.

Well, it may have been 10 feet tall when it was built, but just like the snowman in Raymond Briggs famous Christmas story, when the thaw set in it didn't last long :(

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Oh no, poor old snowman - suppose all good things must come to an end. he he

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I know its not Sheffield, but its a good film never the less

Plenty of Snow and Trains

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Oh no, poor old snowman - suppose all good things must come to an end. he he

I couldn't find the clip from the snowman where the boy gets up in the morning and his snowman has melted.

However, here is the most famous clip from the entire film, the "walking in the air" sequence

I thought I would include it because they go to visit the Northern (Avenue) Lights lol

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I couldn't find the clip from the snowman where the boy gets up in the morning and his snowman has melted.

However, here is the most famous clip from the entire film, the "walking in the air" sequence

I thought I would include it because they go to visit the Northern (Avenue) Lights lol

Fantastic!!! I absolutely love that sequence lol

Bet you didnt realise just how famous those Northern (Avenue) Lights were - couldnt see Joanna Lumley but probably just caught a glance of the Northern Avenue Chippy he hehe helol

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I know its not Sheffield, but its a good film never the less

Plenty of Snow and Trains

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name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="
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Those frozen milk crates on the platform at 6 seconds in remind me of the bad weather in January 1968 when me and you had to fetch the milk crates in for Man Everatt. One morning we were stood out in the freezing cold and snow for almost all of his Monday morning maths lesson before the delivery cart arrived! lol

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Hi Fellow SHs

I have just found this article in a Australian Newspaper dated September 1853

about severe snow in May of that year that stoped the Sheffield to Manchester

train near to Penistone so were not out of the woods yet.

SNOW-BOUND RAILWAY TRAINS IN MAY. Perhaps the most extraordinary incident in

the annals of railway transit for many a day is the fact of several trains having last week been

actually arrested by the snow. The Huddersfield passenger train, which left Sheifield at 7.35 p.tni.,

on Monday evening, was brought to a stand on the Penistone branch by the Bnow, which was about

a yard in depth. The passengers were conducted back to Penistone, but the guard, the stoker, and the

engine driver trudged back to the snow-bound train in the face of a pitiless storm.

At day-break the position of the train was seen, and a Ïowerful pilot-engine sent to its relief.

The enighted men, by the aid of stimulants, were gradually restored. The transit by railway

between Sheffield and Manchester was scarcely less perilous and difficult, and more than once

the trains were imbedded in the snow, requiring vigorous exertion to relieve them.

http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/artic...730?zoomLevel=3

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