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1981, Cold

These are from winter 1981, when it was bloody cold – probably the heaviest winter I remember. We were just the right age for a bit of sledging in Abington Park, although looking back now, the slopes we came down were actually very gentle!


I think the word “blizzard” might be a little excessive for what doesn’t really appear to be too much snow, although nowadays this much snowfall would cause the entire country to grind to a halt for a couple of days.

What’s really interesting is to see a policeman still out there directing traffic in Piccadilly Circus. Actually, the surprise is not that they’re still out there in the snow, it’s that they’re out there in the first place…