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    Did Snow.....

    Used to be 6 feet high?

    He keeps saying today's snow is nothing.

    My dad said that a church was once covered to it's spire.

    Sounds like 'The Day After Tomorrow' to me......

    What do you say?

    35 Comments

    maybe it was a tiny church

    think 6 foot DRIFTS are not unheard of but 6 foot of snow I doubt.

    my nan used to keep saying snow was above the door and they couldnt get out of house long time ago

    i can remember it snowing much heavier and for far more of the winter months when I was young(er) but cant say i have ever seen a church spire almost covered

    Not really but there are different types of snow,A few years back we had some snow that was very powdery and didnt stick together ,I think they call it sugar snow and the Snow drifts were massive ,I work in the building industry and some of the drifts up the side of builngs were 20ft high,This may be what he is talking about,

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    corriessvk;4262441

    my nan used to keep saying snow was above the door and they couldnt get … my nan used to keep saying snow was above the door and they couldnt get out of house long time ago



    Yes, my dad is old.

    When I was little the snow used to be so soooooo deep....but then I was only little so maybe it just seemed that way.

    borolad94;4262464

    Yes, my dad is old.



    lol mine too.

    borolad94;4262464

    Yes, my dad is old.



    corriessvk;4262491

    lol mine too.



    I bet they are not!

    Original Poster

    Mine's 43. with a mind and body and personality of a 70 year old.

    borolad94;4262527

    Mine's 43. with a mind and body and personality of a 70 year old.



    you call 43 old? lol
    poor guy

    mines 59 this year

    corriessvk;4262549

    mines 59 this year



    Still just a spring chick!

    no it didn't snow anymore or less than it does now and there was never any "white xmas's" either while we're at it.

    ants97;4262584

    no it didn't snow anymore or less than it does now and there was never … no it didn't snow anymore or less than it does now and there was never any "white xmas's" either while we're at it.



    I can remember a white Christmas.

    Thats was at my house though...wouldn't know about official white Christmases.

    corriessvk;4262549

    mines 59 this year



    mines 77 next week

    I'm sure you can.

    bitseylango;4262615

    mines 77 next week



    Mine is 74.

    Daft Punk;4262417

    maybe it was a tiny church



    drugs or alcohol can also do that...

    Blanco;4262656

    drugs or alcohol can also do that...



    maybe it was one of those model villages lol

    borolad94;4262527

    Mine's 43. with a mind and body and personality of a 70 year old.


    That is very certainly not at all old!!:w00t:
    In the 60's there seemed to be a lot more and deeper snow. I daresay that the Met Office or somewhere have records to check up on.

    When i was 10 i remember it was really deep and it came up to my thighs. And we still went to school,

    It used to snow more frequently, I remember 1991 and their was a lot of power cuts, It was a lot worse than today's snow, I think people do exaggerate the past a little though.

    i'm only 43 and i can remember as a child regularly having to jump out of the bedroom window to dig out the front porch because it was over the height of the porch (about 8 feet). i am at reasonably high altitude at the top of the welsh valleys but 15, even 20 feet drifts were common

    i say that im still upset over u not trusting me

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b392/WeeWifie/BB-1-1.jpg

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b392/WeeWifie/BB-2.jpg

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b392/WeeWifie/MM.jpg

    These pics are photographs from my grandparents that my Dad scanned for his family tree portfolio. ( I had to take a copy!) Remembered the mad snow pics so have posted them here to show you guys.

    This was in and around Ballater, Aberdeeshire when my dad was a wee boy (that's him and his brothers and sisters and Dad in one of the small single pics) and my dad is 52 now.

    enjoy!

    ants97;4262584

    no it didn't snow anymore or less than it does now and there was never … no it didn't snow anymore or less than it does now and there was never any "white xmas's" either while we're at it.


    rubbish - look at my pictures on page two hehehe....

    I can remember really deep snow. The last was in 1981/2 and by us it was about four and half deep.

    WeeWifie;4263007

    rubbish - look at my pictures on page two hehehe....



    a. its up in aberdeen and its snows every 3 days up there always has done and always will so it doesn't count lol

    b. look on the snow pics thread and you'll see similar pics or switch on sky news who've gone snow crazy.

    and to the 19 year old it really didn't snow any more than it does now. yeah you had the odd few days like this but it wasn't like a disney snow scene from december to march before the year 2000. :thumbsup:

    ]a. its up in aberdeen and its snows every 3 days up there always has done and always will so it doesn't count lol

    errrrr bullbleep to that! that's like saying it's always raining in Fort William :whistling: hehe ;-)


    b. look on the snow pics thread and you'll see similar pics or switch on sky news who've gone snow crazy.

    I watch sky news and laugh coz we used to get snow way worse than that up here all the time... you guys get a little bit and panic ;-) I'm 27. and can ya post a link to the crazy snow thread I'd like to see it but can't find it - found it now! scrolling thru

    and to the 19 year old it really didn't snow any more than it does now. yeah you had the odd few days like this but it wasn't like a disney snow scene from december to march before the year 2000. :thumbsup:

    WeeWifie;4262996

    These pics are photographs from my grandparents that my Dad scanned for … These pics are photographs from my grandparents that my Dad scanned for his family tree portfolio. ( I had to take a copy!) Remembered the mad snow pics so have posted them here to show you guys.This was in and around Ballater, Aberdeeshire when my dad was a wee boy (that's him and his brothers and sisters and Dad in one of the small single pics) and my dad is 52 now.enjoy!




    These are great... thanks for showing BL94 cos he didnt beleive us when we told him what it used to be like..:thumbsup:

    WeeWifie;4263690

    I watch sky news and laugh coz we used to get snow way worse than that up … I watch sky news and laugh coz we used to get snow way worse than that up here all the time... you guys get a little bit and panic ;-) I'm 27. and can ya post a link to the crazy snow thread I'd like to see it but can't find it



    lol i'm 29 and from just outside glasgow so please don't class me in the same bracket as those pansy english who get a bit of the white stuff and they grind to a full stop lol:w00t:

    God forbid the weather up here getting rolling coverage on news24 or sky.;-)

    saw the thread and the pics are cool but c'mon its like that in may up there lol

    vinylandtrinkets;4262832

    I remember snow this deep or maybe a bit more, and yep having to walk to … I remember snow this deep or maybe a bit more, and yep having to walk to school in it..lol I think i was 9 or 10 so that would be 1979 or 1980 and the snow had drifted up the back door so my dad had to dig us out the front door..lol oh the good ole days:w00t:



    yeah would be around 1977-8 for me. We had to take extra shoes and socks and a skirt, then change when we got there. Werent allowed to wear trousers if ya was a girl.

    those pansy english who get a bit of the white stuff and they grind to a full stop lol
    oyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy lol.

    ants97;4262584

    no it didn't snow anymore or less than it does now and there was never … no it didn't snow anymore or less than it does now and there was never any "white xmas's" either while we're at it.




    White christmas's were commoner years ago, like in charles dickens stories because Christmas day was celebrated in january (colder than dec) and the climate was colder in the Victorian age.

    that's why they are rarer.
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