Snowy Aldermaston, December 2009-January 2010

Heavy snow fell in December 2009 and January 2010 and as always the village was transformed. Below are a few images from this time.

.........................................................ABOVE: The roadsigns on the Loosey.............................................
.................................ABOVE: The Manor House under heavy overcast........................
.............................................ABOVE: Later the sun came out, gloriously bathing The Manor House...................
..................................................ABOVE: The three Tudor Cottages.....................................................
............................................ABOVE: The ancient Almshouses in Church Road....................................
........................................ABOVE: Aldermaston's Parish Hall......................................
.....................ABOVE: most generously, AWE organised a team of workers to help clear the roads...............................
.....ABOVE: .Icicles festoon the gutters of the Primary School, January 2010.........
....ABOVE: Ian Lindsey from Wasing brought a tractor down to clear the School driveway...
.....ABOVE: Ian piled the snow to make a play-mountain for the children...
...................................ABOVE: The ancient Gate Houses in the snow........................................
..............................ABOVE: a closer view of the magnificent wrought-iron gates.................................
.........................ABOVE: as dark fell, the Christmas tree bravely battled the elements..........
..........................................ABOVE: Aldermaston's Church of St Mary..................................
........................................ABOVE: St Mary's with the floodlights on........................................
ABOVE: Cars proceeding up The Street
.........................................ABOVE: as the snow thickens, cars round the bend at The Loosey.............................
.......................................ABOVE: the Hinds Head through a veil of snowflakes...............................
....................ABOVE: The Hinds Head glows invitingly- after the traffic had died down.......................

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