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Deep snow drifts at High Moor, Killamarsh, during the harsh winter of 1947.
H V Green, senior
Green, H V (Senior)
About this image
The photograph was taken during the severe winter of 1947 by H V Green (Senior) and shows his car in the snow. Exceptionally cold weather swept from Russia that year bringing snow and frost. As the snows melted, the River Derwent flooded into the River Trent, which then burst its banks at Wilford and West Bridgford. (The flood waters reached as far as Nottingham train station, and reached a record height of 79ft and 4 inches on the 19th of February.) The harsh weather came at a particularly bad time after the Second World War, when people were still suffering rationing and caused severe hardship for many. There are many photographs on this web site which record the snow, particularly in the Buxton, Derbyshire area, and the meltwater floods of the River Trent at West Bridgford. See DCBM000004 to DCBM000030 and NCCS000302 to NCCS000343.