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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 01:16:14 pm »
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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 01:50:58 pm »
I wonder what they would've done if they got a big snowdrift ----   ;D

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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 06:20:01 pm »
I had a friend at Uni who came from Saskatchewan.  She liked to trot out two photos, one taken in summer, with her and her family standing beside a telephone pole on the prairie.  She also had one taken at the same spot, in winter.  The family were looking down at the power pole's top.   They get a lot of snow out your way, mate.  A lot.   :banghead:

Downunder, we get snow in the Snowy Mountains and in the mountains in Tasmania.  Our idea of a snow drift is a few feet deep.   I don't like snow, too effing slippery and dangerous for my liking.  You're welcome to it!   :thumbsup:
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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 01:43:42 am »
I quite like snow as long as I prepared for it and have the appropriate clothing items. It's when it goes all slushy that I don't like it.

Deepest I've seen was probably skiing in Switzerland whilst at school and that was a fair few feet ? Deepest in this country was the winter of 1963, couple of foot where I live, deeper in the drifts.
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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019, 02:39:51 am »

Deepest I've seen was probably skiing in Switzerland whilst at school and that was a fair few feet ? Deepest in this country was the winter of 1963, couple of foot where I live, deeper in the drifts.


Yes, '63 was a killer of a winter. Bought the whole country to a standstill for some time.

If it was in Canada they'd have put on a pair of gloves and carried on as normal.....  ;D
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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019, 03:33:27 am »
Nasty cold, wet slippery stuff that makes your fingers and toes hurt.  I hate snow.  I can't for the life of me see why some people here get so excited about it and rush up "mountains" at the beginning of June.

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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 05:16:59 am »
SNOW!!!  In the greater conurbations, so many people rush around, shouting don't panic, stay indoors, have emergency food and fuel supplies, public transport ceases, government issues snow alerts................

...........whereas in country areas, people put on their warm coat  and  their boots  and carry on regardless.
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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 06:38:48 am »
SNOW!!!  In the greater conurbations, so many people rush around, shouting don't panic, stay indoors, have emergency food and fuel supplies, public transport ceases, government issues snow alerts................

...........whereas in country areas, people put on their warm coat  and  their boots  and carry on regardless.


..and keep shovels, wellies, scarves, gloves and boxes of gravel just a short distance from the doors....
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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 06:50:01 am »

Deepest I've seen was probably skiing in Switzerland whilst at school and that was a fair few feet ? Deepest in this country was the winter of 1963, couple of foot where I live, deeper in the drifts.


Yes, '63 was a killer of a winter. Bought the whole country to a standstill for some time.

If it was in Canada they'd have put on a pair of gloves and carried on as normal.....  ;D

Yeah! I remember the '63 winter too, Dad made us a toboggan and took us out to Bradbury Rings to try it out. I remember sledding for quite a way on one ride and when it stop I got off to pull it back and promptly disappeared into the snow. I can't remember how tall I was back then but I was still standing upright but the snow was over my head. I did manage to pull myself back onto the sled though and wait for help  ---  ;D

I can remember another snowfall back then too, I was staying with my Gran in Hitchen and I had to dig out the pathways from the house to the road, the trenches were almost up to my shoulders then too.
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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 03:56:34 pm »
SNOW!!!  In the greater conurbations, so many people rush around, shouting don't panic, stay indoors, have emergency food and fuel supplies, public transport ceases, government issues snow alerts................

...........whereas in country areas, people put on their warm coat  and  their boots  and carry on regardless.


..and keep shovels, wellies, scarves, gloves and boxes of gravel just a short distance from the doors....

We've got a shaker tub of road salt next to our front door - it got left there after last years minor snowfall. I'm worried about Mum falling down the front steps so it's there ready to go.

Our local Homebase closed down in August after the great Bunnings UK debacle. They were selling large sacks of road salt for 4 each so we grabbed a couple, during the heatwave!

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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2019, 06:19:48 am »

Yes, '63 was a killer of a winter. Bought the whole country to a standstill for some time.


Yup even in South London us 10/11 year old's were earning a few bob by using our sleds to ferry peoples shopping  around, plus helping the milkman with his delivery  ;D

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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2019, 07:25:16 am »
It's strange though, almost every kid had a sled back then, only we can only remember one year of snow ---
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Re: When Winters had snow
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2019, 06:25:56 am »
It's strange though, almost every kid had a sled back then, only we can only remember one year of snow ---

Yup and usually even if we had snow it would have been for a day or two at the most. I think all of our sleds were home made. So dad's build them the first snowy winter then they got put in the shed until the next.
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