11 vintage photos of Britain in the snow

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 11 December 2017 13:00
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Picture: Snow-covered cars parked near Aldwych and the Strand, London(Getty )

Winter, ladies and gents, has arrived.

The first snow of the year reached London on Sunday 11 December, and the city looked beautiful coated in white.

Here she is:

The Old Bailey court is seen as snow falls over central London (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

With that in mind, here are some old photographs of London, happy and nestled in snow:

1. Buxton, Derbyshire (1 December 1908)

Snow in Derbyshire (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

2. The Eilort family having tea in the snow (February 1909)

Picture: Getty(Getty)

3. Members of Hertfordshire Hounds in a wood at Teddington Manor, Bedfordshire (28 December 1912)

Hertfordshire Hounds race (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

4. London's Trafalgar Square (February 1915)

A taxi and a bus in the snow at Trafalgar Square in London (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

5. Cambridge (10 March 1928)

A group of spectators watch a Cambridge University Athletics meeting in the snow at Fenners Athletics Ground (Picture: Getty) (Getty)

6. A poster at Ebury Bridge Road in London announcing that Westminster City Council will employ casual workers to help remove snow during the winter (15 November 1933)

A poster at Ebury Bridge Road saying that City Council will engage casual labourers to remove snow during winter (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

7. Snowball fight at Trafalgar Square, London (1931)

A group of men have a snowball fight in a snow-covered Trafalgar Square in London (Picture: Getty)(Picture: A group of men have a snowball fight in a snow-covered Trafalgar Square in London)

8. Children building a snowman in Finsbury Park, London (1935)

Children making a snowman (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

9. A young boy carrying a Christmas tree, Spitalfields Market, London (14 December 1946)

Young boy carrying Christmas tree (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

10. Manchester United and Arsenal playing football in the snow (1 February 1947)

Manchester United and Arsenal playing football in the snow (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

11. Snow-covered cars parked near Aldwych and the Strand, London (1 January 1955)

Snow-covered cars parked near Aldwych and the Strand, London (Picture: Getty)(Getty)

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