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18 December 2009

 

 

The arrival of the snow

 

 

 

 

 

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Moor Road outside 'Munsons' and 'The Granary'. It was soon apparent that the snow had not simply drifted down, but had been driven in from the north with some force. It was also 'sticky', and the aerial shows.

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The wintry feel was even more evident towards Park Lane, where the road was untreated and more white than black, even with traffic.

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A curious comparison between old and new thatch, left, the sterling efforts of the dustbin men, centre, and the sign at 'Applebys', right.

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The Airfield Memorial sits in an almost-pristine setting, whilst the old airfield silos sit behind a mound of concrete chips.

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The gap in the hedge for Footpath 46 and the rather large ploughed field behind, left, with Park Farm ... and the new business barn development nearing completion opposite.

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Across the fields

 

 

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Views of Park Lane, towards Park farm, left and towards the A12, right. Centre is the stile for Footpath 33, southbound.

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Langham Oak Cottage is almost invisible behind a curtain of snow-laden boughs, left., as are other properties near the A12. In the centre is a shot of the business park in Lodge Lane, across the expanse of the old airfield.

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The village sign looks suitably seasonal, as does the village road marker.

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A sight that was to last at least to midday as traffic was stopped by the icy condition of the road at Stratford Hill. normally traffic would flood off onto the minor roads .. but nobody was being that brave in these conditions!

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A pair of photographs taken by Vanessa Rawlings from the Birchwood Bridge early on the 18th. the lack of traffic southward is explained by the problems on the A12 between Copdock mill and East Bergholt.

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Horses behind Wick Road covered up against the snow.

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Wick Road, towards Park Lane, left, and from its junction with Birchwood Road.

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Photographs taken by Vanessa Rawlings of wick Road. The right-hand photo looks positively Siberian!

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Wick Road, towards St Margaret's Cross

 

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The northern end of Wick Road, left and centre, together with the post box and signs at St Margaret's Cross, right.

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School Road; the horses tuck in, left and plenty of activity at the industrial area, centre. The school, right, looking seasonal.

 

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The shop was open, of course!

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The play areas draped in generous layers of snow.

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More of the Community Field, left and 'Bakers', centre, and Blacksmith's Corner and the pub, right.

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Moor Road from the 'Shepherd and Dog', left past the old shop, centre, and the snow-spattered houses beyond.

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Afternoon - around the triangle

 

Foliage in Moor Road.

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The day brightened up and a second outing was called for. Here Moor Road and 'Fox House, centre, feature.

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Chapel Lane from, left, 'Fox House' and, centre, the old chapel. Right is looking back towards Moor Road.

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Chapel Road, centre, and with 'Briarwood' left and the heavily-laden pines toward Black Brook.

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Wenlock Cottage is always picturesque, and this time with the added interest of what happens to solar heating when it snows!

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At the junction of Chapel Road, Old Mill Road and High Street.

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Coming down High Street from the junction, left and centre and, right 'Six Acres'. Here the snows had pulled down boughs off trees and were being sawed off

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At 'Serenity' in High Street, left, and right. Centre is looking towards Blacksmith's Cross.

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Across the fields from High Street towards Greyhound Hill, left, and views of Blacksmith's Cross and the pub, centre and right.

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More of the same in the afternoon light.

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A snowplough appeared, turned around and proceeded back up Moor Road!

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The postman never failed over this snowy period

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The 'Shepherd and Dog' and Blacksmith's Corner.

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We walked back along Footpath 31 past the smallholding and its animals. Also seen below.

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