The Forest of Dean.

Bygone Days

Bygone Days


The "Big Freeze" of 1947.

Inevitably, of course, there would have been a raiding party waiting ahead and a snowballed skirmish would have taken place with, in most cases, an exchange of shots resulting in honours even and good fun by all.

But that was up on the hill, in the mist of a scattering flurry of clean white soft snow, and with the youngsters having a bit of fun. What was it like, trying to raise a family, get the milk, bread and keep the house warm ?

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