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    Old photos of what used to be classed as BAD SNOW!

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    These pics are photographs from my grandparents photo collection 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, as someone posted saying did snow really ever used to be 6ft high, and some folk replied saying no way!!

    This was in and around Ballater, Aberdeenshire 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.

    Louise

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    Original Poster

    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

    Now thats what you call snow :-D

    lots & lots of snow

    your dad must have laughed at everything coming to a stand still today then!

    Thats Awesome! imagine the snowman army

    Original Poster

    [COLOR="Red"]oops just realised the last big picture was the un cropped one that had the two smaller ones in so I've updated it now![/COLOR]

    yeah my dad and grandfolks often talk about these bad snow falls. my dad always said the best thing - no school ;-) think that's pretty much unchanged over the years!!!

    I remember seeing some from the local paper where I used to live and the hedges had vanished under the snow, must have been a good 6 feet !

    munnski;4263250

    Now thats what you call snow :-D



    yes :thumbsup:
    not the flurry that we have nowadays

    WeeWifie;4263328

    [COLOR="Red"]oops just realised the last big picture was the un cropped … [COLOR="Red"]oops just realised the last big picture was the un cropped one that had the two smaller ones in so I've updated it now![/COLOR]yeah my dad and grandfolks often talk about these bad snow falls. my dad always said the best thing - no school ;-) think that's pretty much unchanged over the years!!!


    wow thanks so much for taking the time to find these and post them :thumbsup:

    Now thats a decent snow fall !!!

    nice thread

    :w00t: now thats snow!! repped for taking time to post!!

    i do remember a really bad snow when i was little (prob bout 20 yrs ago) it was so deep i couldnt walk my dad gave me a piggy back to my nannas cause school was closed and he had to go to work!!

    Original Poster

    no problem folks! it was good to trawl through the old pics again to find these :-D

    worst snow i can remembe is 1996 in dumfries & galloway major roads closed for 2 days helicopters had to be brought in to deliver food supplies,
    was off work for a week as was snowed in, gritters didn't come round

    It's hard to believe how people cope with snow this deep!

    They make beautiful and interesting photo's though

    that snow is so cool!! reminds me of the photos my canadian cousin used to send my mum years ago, i remember being so jealous!!!

    Original Poster

    We've not had decent snow in Inverness city for a few years now - only in the surrounding areas. And I don't drive. So my poor wee lads not got out in it properly before.

    I bought a sledge when there was bad snow when he was 2 - the next day woke up - ALL GONE! He was gutted. He still asks when he's going to get on his sledge... and he's 5 now!

    I'll have some of your guys snow pleaaaaaaase
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