Todays random photo got me going and I called my wife in to have a look at the photo on screen of the big snow in 1947. This was the year I sat the County Minor Scholarship at Highfield. I was living at Parkwood and dad was yet to be demobbed. I was 10 years old and the man of the house. I had to first help my mother to dig my way out of the house where the snow had drifted up the door. Then struggle down the Donkey Hill and up Low Mill lane and across town and up to Highfield where the exams were conducted. What a time. The hillside village school kids were not able to make it and those students were assessed. We just didn't think anything of it and got on with life. Cheers.
I was born on the 10th, seemed to be able to handle cold very well until I returned to UK January 2009 for my daughter's birthday, the day after it snowed and stopped the country. I never stopped shivering the whole time I was there