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March Snow

After our incredibly wet winter, and then a burst of beautiful spring sunshine, followed by this week’s cold snap it is easy to get bogged down in current weather and forget about previous years.  Perhaps some of you remember all too clearly that this was the scene from March 2013, where we were plunged into freezing temperatures that lasted for 4 weeks or more.

Here are some of the pictures from March 12th last year, kindly sent in by Peter Gay from Elham.

 March 12th 2013, in East Kent.  The last drifts melted on April 13 at Paddlesworth, 600ft above Folkestone, close to the Cat and Custard Pot pub, a favourite of the Battle of Britain Hurricane pilots at Hawkinge.

I’m sure I left my car here somewhere…


And for those wondering if we’ll see these kind of scenes in the next few days…then no, I don’t think so!  It will feel chilly, but temperatures will still remain too high (7/8C) for us to get snow.

Perhaps we’ll have to wait until next year now…

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Thanks to everyone for keeping me up to date with the weather today – it’s been brilliant on twitter!  I had no idea there were so many people willing to go out in the snow and measure it for me – so thank you!


This dog was adorable and gave me a huge grin on Dunorlan Park today. There were people snowboarding, sledging and it was a scene of mass happiness!

Here are the total depths for those places who have stopped snowing.  I will update again once East and North Kent get some peace from the falling flakes.

Is your town on here? If not, send me your results asap! @kaddylp

Rye – Timothy Watson, 4-5cm

Cheriton – Neil Edwards, 10cm

Brighton – Frank Dean 4cm

TN33 Bev Marks, 4-5cm

Tenterden – Helen Ayres, 8cm

Faversham – Lisa Eades, 8cm

Heathfield – Jamie, 17.5cm

Heathfield – Kit Kat. 12cm

Basildon, Essex, Steve Alden. 10cm

Hartley, Nr Cranbrook – Andrew Fleming, 9cm

Bexhill, Steven Roberts – 8cm

Knockholt – Steven’s dad – 22.5cm!

Uckfield – Mike Asquith, 7-8cm

Boughton Monchelsea, JEM Ballooning – 10cm

New Romney, Rob Connell -5cm

Hadlow down, E. Sussex, Steve Godfrey – 8cm

West Kingsdown, Sue Wright – 12.5cm

Tovil, Jason Foyle – 1-.5cm

Hastings, Sue Beattie – 4cm

Tun Wells, ME! – 9cm

Firle, Roz South – apparently ‘as deep as a Jack Russell terriers tummy’

Staplehurst, Mark Taylor – 5cm

Peacehaven, Chris F – 8cm

Copthorne, Allen Westgate – 10.7cm

Sellindge, Hels Mc C – 10cm

Dunton Green, Sevenoaks, Stephanie – 7.5cm

Lindfield, Paul – 6cm

Wincheap, Canterbury, Alison Whelan – 5.5cm

Wateringbury, Kevin Reynolds – 12cm

Haywards Heath, Elizabeth Johns – 7cm

Seasalter, Geoffrey Dacombe – 8cm

Stonecross. The Lovells – 8cm

Preston, Nr Canterbury, Rachel Louise Beach – 11.5cm

And just because I have worked so very hard for you all today – if you’d like to show your appreciation – please take a moment to have a look at my huge mountain of a challenge…and if you can spare a few pennies to sponsor me I would be over the moon with delight! And if you know of anyone else who might like to help, or even join in the challenge, please pass it on to them!  Thank you x x  http://kaddyblog.com/kaddy-lee-preston/in-the-footsteps-of-cheryl-cole/

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