Category the Weather

It’s March 1947 and still the snow falls

We are now into March 1947 – and not a lot has changed.  On the night of the 4th  there was some heavy snow which left drifts across much of the country, with some lying over 20 ft deep in the Scottish Highlands.  On the 5th one of the worst British blizzards of the 20th […]

It’s February and still the snow remains

The snow that started falling in December 1946 carried on through into  January 1947 and now – in February – it remains to chill us to the bone.  The easterly winds continue and the month will develope into one of the coldest months on record. At the Kew Observator there will be no recorded temperature […]

On a late Friday Night

The night of Friday, 29th January 1965, was one of bitter rain and snow but that didn’t stop people taking up their positions for the following day’s state funeral. While they were taking their places in the cold and wet the Duke of Norfolk, the Earl Marshal, was rehearsing the pallbearers duties inside St. Paul’s […]

January Snow in the winter of 1946/7

The harsh European winter of 1946–1947 was noted for its effects in the United Kingdom which suffered its coldest winter in three centuries. It caused severe hardships in terms of the economy and living conditions, with massive disruptions of the energy supply for homes, offices and factories. No one could keep warm, and many businesses […]

Hedgerows preparing for Spring

This week’s post is rather different from all those I have posted in the past – it’s to do with ‘Hedgerows’!  Here in Britain the hedge laying season runs from September 1st to the end of February so, as you read this, the season is almost over. In the post of 15th January last I […]

the year changes – and so do the stories; but disasters, celebrations and the weather remain

The world moves on from one year to the next. As always there are good times and bad – celebrations and disasters. What does the future hold? We’ll find out in the next 360+ days