A Merry Christmas from Hadleigh

Memories of Winters Past

By Robert Hallmann

Snow has become a rarity compared to times past when the Creek froze over and the many village ponds became skating rinks. Two ponds in Thundersley might overflow and provide a large ice lake across Daws Heath Road… The view from Hadleigh Castle would be a wonderland on crisp clear days. In London, according to old Christmas cards, elegant people gallivanted on the Thames.

Photo:Hadleigh's venerable church of St James the Less

Hadleigh's venerable church of St James the Less

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Photo:'Peace' - a timely message

'Peace' - a timely message

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Photo:Winter fun at the castle

Winter fun at the castle

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Photo:The Downs on a Winter's Day, when dustbin lids and plastic slides removed the very snow needed for the fun. On a south-facing slope the snow never lasts for long.

The Downs on a Winter's Day, when dustbin lids and plastic slides removed the very snow needed for the fun. On a south-facing slope the snow never lasts for long.

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Photo:...and the computer's view.

...and the computer's view.

© Robert Hallmann

This page was added by Robert Hallmann on 19/12/2011.