Assured to make you smile and admire winter somewhat extra, London within the Snow curates a set of black and white images of Londoners having fun with frosty days within the capital over time. From Trafalgar Sq. snowball fights, to makeshift sledges, right here’s a variety taken from the ebook by Classic Britain and revealed by Hoxton Mini Press…
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1 Betty Mason, an ice skater from Sunbury, Middlesex, is seen attempting to drive the swans to open water, the place a keeper had damaged the ice for them on Wimbledon Widespread, London.
2 An Alpine scene on London’s Hampstead Heath, the place heavy snowfall had these two skiers blissful within the prospect of Swiss sports activities with out the journey prices circa 1955.
3 Head keeper Buck Jones will get some prepared help from Rusty the elephant, who joins him in a mixed operation to clear a number of the snow from the elephant enclosure at London Zoo, 1958.
4 A ‘bubble automobile’ with a ‘snowman’ face after a snowfall in London, 1958.
5 Youngsters get pleasure from a snowball struggle in Trafalgar Sq., 1938.
6 Snow lined visitors on Farringdon Avenue, in London, 1951.
7 It isn’t day by day one has the prospect of driving alongside or over the River Thames. However that likelihood got here to bicycle owner David Joel as he took to the frozen river close to Windsor Bridge. At Windsor the Thames is frozen from bank-to-bank for a substantial distance, 1963.
8 Wintry scene in Trafalgar Sq., London, when heavy snow fell on town. The winter of 1947, from January to mid-March, was one of many coldest throughout the entire of the 20 th century. Temperatures reached a document low and there was persistent snowstorm. Added to this extreme climate was the very fact that there have been extreme shortages of meals and, critically, gas (of all types).
9 Father and children are sitting on a toboggan within the Hampstead Heath Park in London, February 28, 1937.
10 A milkman makes a supply to Streatham Grammar college in London, 1939.
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