Snow report

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Re: Snow report

Postby Guy951 » 15 Dec 2011, 12:56pm

<selfish mode on>

As long as that 'orrible white stuff keeps away from the Eastern side of the country for another 24 hours I don't care what it does. This time tomorrow I'll be stepping off the bus in Hemsworth :D

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Re: Snow report

Postby thirdcrank » 15 Dec 2011, 1:16pm

Guy951 wrote: ..... This time tomorrow I'll be stepping off the bus in Hemsworth ...
It doesn't have the same ring as "Twenty four hours from Tulsa" :roll:

Gene P used to be a regular at batley Variety Club but I don't remember him weaving Yorkshire place names into his act. Probably best left to comedians like Ken Dodd.

(I presume there is only one Hemsworth :? )

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Re: Snow report

Postby Guy951 » 15 Dec 2011, 1:38pm

thirdcrank wrote:(I presume there is only one Hemsworth :? )

That's the one.
thirdcrank wrote:
Guy951 wrote: ..... This time tomorrow I'll be stepping off the bus in Hemsworth ...
It doesn't have the same ring as "Twenty four hours from Tulsa" :roll:

That was Tulsa was it? :?

I always thought it was a Northamptonshire song...

"Only, 24 hours from Towcester" 8)
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Re: Snow report

Postby PW » 15 Dec 2011, 2:33pm

Met him when I was little. 8) There was the Carlton Club on Whittington Moor, which hosted such as Bob Monkhouse (met him too) and believe it or not Jimi Hendrix and Englebert Humperdinck on the same bill! The majority (but not, I think, Jimi :cry: ) stayed at the Queens over the road, which was run by my mother's uncle Ernest. It's now the site of a Lidl supermarket.
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Re: Snow report

Postby rapidfire72 » 15 Dec 2011, 11:01pm

Talking of the late Jimi Hendrix, that many years ago, Jimi played at the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirklevington_Country_Club near Yarm. This was located on the outskirts of Stockton on Tees and nothing of the club remains, only cottages.

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Re: Snow report

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 Dec 2011, 7:46am

Predicted snow has failed to materialise in the midlands
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Re: Snow report

Postby chrisc » 16 Dec 2011, 9:29am

Just been out on bike in woods locally (NE Hants and 270ft AMSL) and it was a mixture of sleet and then more fluffy snow falling. But it has now turned to rain. There is a very small sprinkling of snow lying on the ground but it should soon go. That's the good news; the bad is that I have to drive north to Warrington very, very shortly ... :cry:
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Re: Snow report

Postby Si » 16 Dec 2011, 10:10am

[XAP]Bob wrote:Predicted snow has failed to materialise in the midlands


Sorry - my fault - I put the snow tyres on yesterday, ready to go out and play in it.

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Re: Snow report

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 Dec 2011, 10:12am

Si wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Predicted snow has failed to materialise in the midlands


Sorry - my fault - I put the snow tyres on yesterday, ready to go out and play in it.

Mine's been downstairs since the icy day at the start of last week
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Re: Snow report

Postby snibgo » 16 Dec 2011, 12:01pm

We in SW Cambs had a pretty sprinking last night.

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Re: Snow report

Postby Tonyf33 » 16 Dec 2011, 12:35pm

Letchworth we've had a couple of inches this morning, settled on the grass and paths (Albeit quite wet stuff) but roads slushy & easily traversed with normal 25mm tyres. 2.5C @ Midday

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Re: Snow report

Postby gaz » 16 Dec 2011, 1:45pm

A few flakes from the sky this morning in Kent, nothing came from it. :|
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Re: Snow report

Postby reohn2 » 16 Dec 2011, 7:30pm

All this talk of Snow and Jimi Hendrix :shock: quite apt I thought :oops:

Anyway its been snowing here and whilst the higher ground (Rivington pike etc) is still white over it had all but cleared from the lower ground,though I believe they've had it bad further west on the Wirrel and Liverpool
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Re: Snow report

Postby PW » 17 Dec 2011, 10:49am

Keep it that side of the Hill Reohn :lol: Green grass here in Chesterfield.
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Re: Snow report

Postby reohn2 » 17 Dec 2011, 11:06am

PW wrote:Keep it that side of the Hill Reohn :lol: Green grass here in Chesterfield.


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