Archive for the ‘Snow’ Category

What a difference …

March 1, 2013

… a week makes.

Compare these photos taken today and just a week ago when the village was shrouded in 2-3 inches of snow.

Snow and more snow

January 19, 2013

3 to 4 inches of snow has fallen over the last 24 hours …

… and more is on the way, according to the BBC local weather forecast, for at least the next 48 hours.

Salt bins

February 11, 2012

Did you know that all salt bins now have a reference number.  When they need refilling you just contact HAL [Highways Action Line] at Durham County Council [].

Here is a map showing all salt bin locations [click to enlarge].

If you need to know more about treated roads and footpaths, go to the County Council’s Winter Service in County Durham.

Victorian Christmas Video

January 18, 2011

I’ve posted a two and a half minute video of the event held in Shotley Bridge village centre on Saturday 27th November 2010 on the Facebook site – Shotley Bridge ‘The Village’

Frozen River Derwent

December 23, 2010

I was in the village today and these photos of the River Derwent and village square looked appealing.

What a difference

November 26, 2010

What a difference a day makes.  The day after I took the photos of the Christmas tree it snowed.  So today I took a couple of more photos for comparison.  Apart from the snow can you spot the difference?

Also, due to the cold weather and more snow in the forecast, it has been decided that the Victorian Christmas Spectacular events will be held in the Methodist Church, Front Street.  The only event in the square will be the lighting of the Christmas tree, by Santa, at 4.30pm.

Snow and more snow

January 1, 2010

New Year’s Day dawns with a 6″ cover of snow.

There are more images in the ‘snowy scenes’ photo gallery.

The long term forecast for January is for even more snow and freezing temperatures!

A Happy New Year to all our readers.

Carol singing in the square

December 21, 2009

[Click on the photos to enlarge]

Tonight about 40 people turned out on a very cold but dry evening to sing carols next to the Christmas tree.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the singing, which was led by Martin Jackson, Vicar of St Cuthbert’s parish.

A white Christmas?

December 20, 2009

Following the heaviest snowfall of the winter – so far – I took my camera down to the village this morning.

I was too late to get a picture of Front street covered in 3″ of snow, as it had been at 7pm last night.

But the trees were still covered, including the village Christmas Tree.

There are more snowy scenes in the photo gallery.