Freeze frame: A photographic journey into Hampshire's snowy past

Step into the cosy world of Hampshire's snowy memories, where every photo is like a trip down a frosty memory lane. We're diving into the photographs of snow scenes from the early 1900s to the 1980s, capturing not just the chill in the air but the pure joy that snow days brought. What is your go-to snowy memory that these photographs might stir up? Let's take a stroll through Hampshire's winter past.

Children playing in snow Fleming Park, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, 18 January 1985.
Postcard showing the view of the snow on the High Street, Andover, Hampshire, 1913.
Snow clearing in the Sutton Scotney area in 1926.
A car built by Thornycroft, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, driving through snow.
Photograph showing a view of Caker Beck, Alton, Hampshire, in the snow, 1938-43.
A snow-covered Salcot Lodge in Worthy Road with a postman outside, after the great blizzard of the 25 April 1908.
Postcard showing three Land Girls in the snow, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Photograph showing view looking west from Winchester Street, Basingstoke at the junction with New street, showing a solid tyred lorry stuck in snow drifts in January 1926.
Army soldiers clearing deep snow drifts along Kingsclere Road, Basingstoke in April 1952, view looking southeast along Kingsclere Road with RC Holy Ghost Church in distance to the left.
Photograph showing deep snow, East Street, Havant, Hampshire. 1900-1910.
Children building a snowman, April, 1950.
Photographs | Hampshire Cultural Trust Online Collections
Photographs Our photographic collection contains topographical views of the county, its industries and inhabitants dating from the 1850’s to the present day, including representations of local photographers such as Terry Hunt of Basingstoke and William Savage of Winchester.

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Emma Banks

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