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Snow history and stories

From Julie C

Friday, 24 December 2010

I wanted to remind old friends, and newer residents of other snowy times. One that sticks out was I think 1976 when the top of the Gas Holder, by the station end of the Park, caved in from the weight of snow. Everyone had to turn off their gas for 3 or 4 days while the main gas pipe was diverted from the holder, then gas workers had to go around to every single property and let the air out of the pipes so the gas could be put on again. Luckily we had a coal fire with a back boiler, so we had heat, hot water and something to cook on, nowdays it would be even harder.
Anybody else got a good Hebden snow story?

From Jan Scott Nelson

Sunday, 26 December 2010

In April 1981 I lived in Cragg Vale (above the bus turning place). My new baby had arrived at the end of March and friends were travelling from Darlington to meet her for the first time. They had to turn back at Mytholmroyd because vast amounts of snow had made Cragg Rd impassable and even the snow plough was stuck!