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Snow 36 years ago 21:28 - Jan 8 with 3247 viewsdickythorpe

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-42612677/archive-the-1982-snow-storm-that-

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Snow 36 years ago on 21:35 - Jan 8 with 3215 viewsGowerjack

My Dad was stuck in work at Port Talbot for 4 days

Mrs Gowerjack remembers helicopters dropping supplies at Rhossili

Proper snow

Not like the shite we get nowadays

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Snow 36 years ago on 21:42 - Jan 8 with 3182 viewsDarran

Snow 36 years ago on 21:35 - Jan 8 by Gowerjack

My Dad was stuck in work at Port Talbot for 4 days

Mrs Gowerjack remembers helicopters dropping supplies at Rhossili

Proper snow

Not like the shite we get nowadays


I walked to Port Talbot steelworks from Baglan to be told there was no need for me to be in because I was an apprentice and I could go home.
Walked to Port Talbot town centre by lunch time and spent the day in the Old Vic.

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Snow 36 years ago on 22:15 - Jan 8 with 3107 viewslifelong

The big freeze of the winter of 62/63 is one I will always remember, , rivers froze, huge amounts of snow fell and villages were cut off. It lasted for a couple of months and nothing has been seen like it since.
I can remember that you could walk along the river Tawe for miles, it was completely frozen, the sea front of Swansea bay froze. There were 30 foot snow drifts at the he top of the Swansea Valley, the snow didn’t clear from the mountains until June.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1962%E2%80%9363_in_the_United_Kingdom
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Snow 36 years ago on 18:47 - Jan 9 with 2868 viewsJimmyGilligan

That's one of my earliest memories, although I would have placed it a few years later. There is a picture of me knee deep in it. Never seen anything like it since.
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Snow 36 years ago on 18:58 - Jan 9 with 2857 viewsepaul

Stranded in Llanelli for a few days at my aunts as buses couldnt get over the Loughor bridge

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Snow 36 years ago on 19:01 - Jan 9 with 2851 viewsTummer_from_Texas

Coincidentally this was in the middle of the Swans' first season in the first division, and arguably their greatest season ever.

Was there a fixture at the Vetch around this storm, by any chance?

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Snow 36 years ago on 19:07 - Jan 9 with 2837 viewsdickythorpe

Snow 36 years ago on 19:01 - Jan 9 by Tummer_from_Texas

Coincidentally this was in the middle of the Swans' first season in the first division, and arguably their greatest season ever.

Was there a fixture at the Vetch around this storm, by any chance?


We lost to Southampton 3-1 on Dec 28th, the didn't play until Jan 16th losing 2-0 at Leeds.

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Snow 36 years ago on 20:47 - Jan 9 with 2741 viewssherpajacob

Snow 36 years ago on 19:07 - Jan 9 by dickythorpe

We lost to Southampton 3-1 on Dec 28th, the didn't play until Jan 16th losing 2-0 at Leeds.


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Snow 36 years ago on 20:48 - Jan 9 with 2738 viewsperchrockjack

Don't blame da scousers for the fookn snow ,ffs

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Snow 36 years ago on 21:45 - Jan 9 with 2698 viewsFieryJack

Can remember some blokes skiing down the middle of Mount Pleasant and ending up at the bottom where the new police station now is.

Also Army trucks outside the train station with soldiers shovelling the snow off the roads.
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Snow 36 years ago on 22:12 - Jan 9 with 2658 viewsbuilthjack

Snow 36 years ago on 22:15 - Jan 8 by lifelong

The big freeze of the winter of 62/63 is one I will always remember, , rivers froze, huge amounts of snow fell and villages were cut off. It lasted for a couple of months and nothing has been seen like it since.
I can remember that you could walk along the river Tawe for miles, it was completely frozen, the sea front of Swansea bay froze. There were 30 foot snow drifts at the he top of the Swansea Valley, the snow didn’t clear from the mountains until June.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1962%E2%80%9363_in_the_United_Kingdom


The sea was frozen over for weeks in early 1985

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Snow 36 years ago on 06:24 - Jan 10 with 2597 viewsMo_Wives

Snow 36 years ago on 21:45 - Jan 9 by FieryJack

Can remember some blokes skiing down the middle of Mount Pleasant and ending up at the bottom where the new police station now is.

Also Army trucks outside the train station with soldiers shovelling the snow off the roads.


Some blokes? you cheeky c*nt...that was my mother and my aunty.
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I walk around gun on waist, chip on my shoulder Till I bust a clip in your face, pussy, this beef ain't over

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(No subject) (n/t) on 21:46 - Jan 11 with 2378 viewsFieryJack

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Snow 36 years ago on 21:50 - Jan 11 with 2366 viewsLord_Bony

Anyone remember the blizzard of Feb 77? It was bad.

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Snow 36 years ago on 22:05 - Jan 11 with 2352 viewsGowerjack

Snow 36 years ago on 21:50 - Jan 11 by Lord_Bony

Anyone remember the blizzard of Feb 77? It was bad.


Yes

We built an igloo on Heol Frank!

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Snow 36 years ago on 22:07 - Jan 11 with 2350 viewsLohengrin

Snow 36 years ago on 21:50 - Jan 11 by Lord_Bony

Anyone remember the blizzard of Feb 77? It was bad.


Wasn't that in '78? I'm pretty sure it was.

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Snow 36 years ago on 22:16 - Jan 11 with 2337 viewsLord_Bony

Snow 36 years ago on 22:07 - Jan 11 by Lohengrin

Wasn't that in '78? I'm pretty sure it was.


Begging your pudding...it was 78...


http://www.xmetman.com/wp/2017/02/18/the-blizzard-of-february-1978-in-sw-england

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Snow 36 years ago on 22:23 - Jan 11 with 2326 viewsLohengrin

Snow 36 years ago on 22:16 - Jan 11 by Lord_Bony

Begging your pudding...it was 78...


http://www.xmetman.com/wp/2017/02/18/the-blizzard-of-february-1978-in-sw-england


I remember it very well, mate. A few of us kids took it on ourselves to go around the houses making sure that the pensioners were alright, if they needed coal brought in or had run out of any essentials. We didn't need to be asked.

I wonder if kids today would do that? I'd like to think so.

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Snow 36 years ago on 22:27 - Jan 11 with 2318 viewsLord_Bony

I was a kid in Maesteg at the time...the place was totally cut off and the Army had to come in with provisions.

There was a shopkeeper who quadrupled the price of bread trying to profiteer from the situation...needless to say she did nt last in business long after that.

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Snow 36 years ago on 22:32 - Jan 11 with 2309 viewsLohengrin

Snow 36 years ago on 22:27 - Jan 11 by Lord_Bony

I was a kid in Maesteg at the time...the place was totally cut off and the Army had to come in with provisions.

There was a shopkeeper who quadrupled the price of bread trying to profiteer from the situation...needless to say she did nt last in business long after that.


People like that are the reason tar and feather came to be.

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Snow 36 years ago on 22:34 - Jan 11 with 2308 viewsLord_Bony

Snow 36 years ago on 22:32 - Jan 11 by Lohengrin

People like that are the reason tar and feather came to be.


Well I remember she did nt have shop windows for a while.

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Snow 36 years ago on 00:00 - Jan 12 with 2278 viewsyescomeon

Snow these days is nothing like the snow back in my day. Bloody snowflakes.

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Snow 36 years ago on 12:21 - Jan 12 with 2182 viewsswanjackal

Snow 26 years ago.......


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Snow 36 years ago on 12:29 - Jan 12 with 2171 viewsswanjackal

Snow 36 years ago on 22:27 - Jan 11 by Lord_Bony

I was a kid in Maesteg at the time...the place was totally cut off and the Army had to come in with provisions.

There was a shopkeeper who quadrupled the price of bread trying to profiteer from the situation...needless to say she did nt last in business long after that.


As was I, although was 3 at the time so would have probably been taken up Garth Mountain with a crappy sledge bought from Lockyers, with my brother and dad.

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Snow 36 years ago on 12:54 - Jan 12 with 2148 viewsexhmrc1

Snow 36 years ago on 22:27 - Jan 11 by Lord_Bony

I was a kid in Maesteg at the time...the place was totally cut off and the Army had to come in with provisions.

There was a shopkeeper who quadrupled the price of bread trying to profiteer from the situation...needless to say she did nt last in business long after that.


Maesteg wasn't the only place it happened. The same thing happened where I lived.
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