9 July 2016
9th-10th Feb 1947: snowballs
9 Sun. Were greeted this morning with five inches of snow and much deeper where it had drifted. A slow thaw during the day brought down an avalanche of snow from the roofs. I narrowly escaped our roof fall when I went outside to get some coal. Cleared in front of the house; quite a heavy job there being such a weight of snow to shift. Played snowball with many children. Got a direct hit on Eric Morris ear which was filled with snow. I threw him & Doreen some sweets in a paper to make up for it.
10 Mon. A slow thaw to-day with a maximum temperature of 5 degs above freezing: colder at night. Very dull & misty. The roads and footpaths are deep in slush. Bought fish, gloss paint, floor polish, salt, a torch battery etc. locally. Wrote and posted a letter to Uncle Tom. Cleared the rain water pipe in front of house with a long cane, found it was stopped up with a small glass jar. Cleaned the sink into which it flows and the water is now running away properly. The wall just there was saturated right through to the front room.
Posted by Tony