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ARCHIVE ROSS-ON-WYE - SNOW
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Snow does not happen often in Ross-on-Wye, in fact at the time of writing this - 7 o'clock am on December 8th 2002, many younger visitors to this site living in Ross will not remember it snowing to any notable depth. The photographs below are from my family album and were not specifically taken with 'Wyenot' in mind because the internet as we know it today was the stuff of science fiction at that time. I have omitted the family shots of snowmen in the garden and snowball fights on Tank Meadow with friends in the interest of trying to hide the 'child' within every adult male.

One of the houses in the bottom right photograph is my own and I bought it just a few months before I moved to Ross, the completion date being in February 1976. As you can see it is on a rather steep hill and on that particular day I was here for the weekend preparing for my relocation from Essex, where it did actually snow quite often. Thinking about my future eighteen mile daily drive to work I asked my new neighbour, 'Is it easy to get out of here when it snows?" 'Don't worry about that,' he replied, 'it hardly ever snows in Ross!'

Guess what sight greeted me the very next morning, after a night camped on the floorboards of an empty house with no heating available at the time!

[MORE RECENT WINTER AND SNOW SCENES ON THE RIVER WYE] ........ [MORE RECENT WINTER AND SNOW SCENES IN ROSS-ON-WYE]

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The most recent snow of any depth in Ross. Town view on February 11th 1996. River Wye, from the same point as the photograph to the left but looking behind.
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Looking across what is now the football field, towards the River, February 1996. Gloucester Road looking west from the Cantilupe Road junction, January 1982.
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Gloucester Road looking east from the Cantilupe Road junction, January 1982. Cawdor January 1982.

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