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5:06pm

South West Trains to restore normal service from tomorrow - click here for the full report

4:39pm

More sledging fun, this time at at Nonsuch Park...

3:03pm

Robin in Flight
This stunning photograph was taken by Lucy Duckworth this morning at St Nicholas Churchyard in Sutton.

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:18pm

2:17pm

We've had some great pictures sent in by our readers - take a look through our picture galleries...

| Croydon | Sutton | Wimbledon | Wandsworth | Epsom | Elmbridge | Kingston | Richmond | Surrey |

Email your pictures to digitalmedia@london.newsquest.co.uk and we'll add them in.

1:19pm

Making the most of the snowy conditions, people headed over to Duppas Park and Crystal Palace Park for some frosty fun this weekend.

1:16pm

Commuters faced delays as long as 80 minutes at Sutton Station this morning - click here for the full story

12:50pm

Wandsworth Guardian:

AFC Wimbledon appeals for help to clear snow covered pitch ahead of Port Vale game - click here for the full article

12:09pm

Delays at Sutton railway station caused by build-up of snow and ice - Click here to read the full article

12:04pm

Icy pavements in Epsom have been gritted in response to concerns raised by residents over the dangers of snow - Click here to read the full article

11:49am

Workmen on the tracks just outside Sutton station

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:30am

The following schools have inforrmed the council that they have taken the decision to close today. Parents are being contacted.

• Ronald Ross Primary School
• John Burns Primary School
• Roehampton CE Primary School
• Linden Lodge Special School
• Oak Lodge Special School
• Garratt Park Special School
• Gatton Primary School
• South Thames College

10:28am

Two breastfeeding clinics in Croydon are closed today: Baby Café at Kensington Avenue Children's Centre in Thornton Heath and New Addington Breastfeeding Peer Support at Fairchildes Children's Centre.

10:09am

Thank you to Jane and Ric Adams from Frimley Avenue in Wallington, for sending in this picture.

They have a disabled teenage daughter and a grown-up disabled son, who are both wheelchair users.


They said: "Our daughter helped us to make the snowmen in our garden, snowmen with a  difference because one of them is in a wheelchair too!"

"We have never seen a snowman like this before. Our family and friends loved them! And I love the way they appear to be posing for the camera!"

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:03am

Travel has been heavily disrupted today due to the poor weather conditions with many commuters facing delays and cancellations - Click here for the full article

9:58am

We have school closure updates for the following areas:

Croydon

Sutton

Wimbledon

Wandsworth

Epsom

Richmond

9:48am

'Chomper' sent in this picture of an eerie looking Carshalton station this morning...

Wandsworth Guardian:

Chomper: "No trains in sight. None due. Platform empty."

9:43am

Epsom and St Helier Hospital trust tweeted today: "Despite the snow and icy conditions, we expect all of our services to run as normal today.

Patients concerned about travelling to or from the hospitals are asked to contact them in advance to reschedule appointments. Visit www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/appointments

9:38am

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2:33pm Mon 21 Jan 13

ken elmes says...

“The North Wind doth blow, and we shall have snow, what will the people do then poor things. They’ll hop skip and . . . “

News Item today – “worst snow since 2010 (how many winters we had since then?) – Schools closed . .”

What would they have done in the winters of 1963, snow from Boxing Day till Easter, and 1947 schools never closed then. Life just went on.
“The North Wind doth blow, and we shall have snow, what will the people do then poor things. They’ll hop skip and . . . “ News Item today – “worst snow since 2010 (how many winters we had since then?) – Schools closed . .” What would they have done in the winters of 1963, snow from Boxing Day till Easter, and 1947 schools never closed then. Life just went on. ken elmes

7:22pm Mon 21 Jan 13

alex twickenham says...

Ken Elmes makes a very good point - I was around in 1947, albeit only aged 3, so I can't remember a thing but my mother told me that we took to sea on a BP tanker - the British Holly, I think, from Plymouth in a blizzard in March of that year. My father had just been demobbed and we were going to join him in Abadan. Apparently I and the skipper's dog were the only living things who were not seasick on the entire voyage via the cape!

I took my driving test in February 1963 in the Berkshire Downs with snow everywhere. Being something of a cool dude by then I refused to use my instructors stodgy Standard 8 and took the test in my mother's Sunbeam Rapier which had been pre-owned by Rootes racing or Sheila van Damm of Windmill Theatre fame and raced in the Monte Carlo rally and the Mille Miglia. One of her races ended in disaster when she got stuck in tram lines and was forced into a shop window. In my case I was lucky, despite reversing around a corner into a snowdrift I passed!

If anyone is interested in any details of the '47 BP tanker or '56 Rapier, let me know.
Alex
Ken Elmes makes a very good point - I was around in 1947, albeit only aged 3, so I can't remember a thing but my mother told me that we took to sea on a BP tanker - the British Holly, I think, from Plymouth in a blizzard in March of that year. My father had just been demobbed and we were going to join him in Abadan. Apparently I and the skipper's dog were the only living things who were not seasick on the entire voyage via the cape! I took my driving test in February 1963 in the Berkshire Downs with snow everywhere. Being something of a cool dude by then I refused to use my instructors stodgy Standard 8 and took the test in my mother's Sunbeam Rapier which had been pre-owned by Rootes racing or Sheila van Damm of Windmill Theatre fame and raced in the Monte Carlo rally and the Mille Miglia. One of her races ended in disaster when she got stuck in tram lines and was forced into a shop window. In my case I was lucky, despite reversing around a corner into a snowdrift I passed! If anyone is interested in any details of the '47 BP tanker or '56 Rapier, let me know. Alex alex twickenham

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