So, it’s Boxing Day and I’m sitting here (eating chocolates) waiting for it to snow. Apparently we are due to get snow tonight, but I fully expect to wake up in the morning and see cold grey drizzle rather than a beautiful white blanket covering everything. We didn’t have any snow last winter at all, so I’m even more excited than usual about the prospect of snow. I keep peeking out through the curtains and all I can see is darkness and wet pavement, so I’m not getting my hopes up too much.
In the meantime I thought I’d share some great vintage photos of snow through the years. These photos teach us quite a lot: 1) that people used to keep the trains running even through snowfalls deeper than the trains themselves (take note British train companies who stop running when we get ‘the wrong kind of leaves on the line’), 2) that people have always loved playing in the snow, and 3) don’t play snowballs with over-competitive Princetown students. Have you seen the state they got into..?!
If you have got snow wherever you are in the world then enjoy and don’t forget not to take your snowball fights too seriously!
Above: Officers of the Fleet Air Arm during WW2 embarked in HMS VINDEX help to clear snow from the carrier’s flight deck by making an outsized “snow ball” whilst she is on Atlantic convoy.
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