Spetisbury in the snow

For once the south of Dorset didn’t escape the wintry condition that brought a lot of snow to the UK during March! One of our members took this great photo of Spetisbury station covered in snow on 18th March. It’s a reminder of the harsh winter of 1962/63 when the Somerset & Dorset railway was overwhelmed by heavy snow and blizzards from the end of December until the end of February. The northern half of the line, especially over the Mendip Hills, was affected worse of all with parts of the line completely blocked for several days.

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snowy Spetisbury station during March

 

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