Wednesday, 21 January 2009

There's No Business Like Snow Business

Blackpool actually saw some snow the other day! It snowed big flakes and everything! For ten minutes! Wow...

It didn't result in this though unfortunately. I took this photo at the top of a mountain in Kitzb├╝hel in Austria in 2002. Blackpool hasn't had snow that thick in quite a while...

I had to go to Manchester yesterday as I had a meeting at the university and I took the train. As soon as we left Preston the white stuff was evident on the ground and there were fields and hills that looked decidedly white and wintery.

An inch of snow on the ground in Blackpool happens once every blue moon and thick snow is very rare.

I took this in 1996 and this was the last time that snow fell in any quantity in Blackpool.

Beyond that you have to go back to 1981 when we had 8 inches and the town ground to a halt for almost a week. Even half an inch is enough to get the kids out expectantly with sledges but the sad fact is that buying a sledge in Blackpool is to be saddled with something doomed never to be used. But you never know... 1981 to 1996... 1996 to.... We're overdue!

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