NEWS (December 2003): Winter in the Manor

In recent years the nearest snowfall to Christmas Day came in the late evening of Wednesday 27th December 2000. Accompanied by freezing temperatures the ground was covered into the new Millennium to the delight of sledging children and adults enjoying the seasonal holiday.

Snow brings the opportunity to see the Manor in a different light covering modern blemishes and giving an ageless feel to the local scene. With current climate changes the chances are few and far between. Check out your camera and capture some rare images in those snowy conditions promised by amateur weather forecasters over the coming months.

The Society send ‘Yuletide Greetings’ to all visitors to the website with a festive scene from 2000. Click here to see our mystery location.

The first email, from a non-member, to identify the view will receive free membership for the rest of this season's talks or, if you live outside the area, just the warm glow of satisfaction and your name on our website.

Winter Teaser Result

It was warm glow of satisfaction time for George Cox, an SLHS member, who correctly identified the mystery picture as being of Turls Hill Road showing the garden wall of Turls Hill House. The house was demolished in the late 1960s.

George added in his note that part of the wall was built with furnace clinker from the smelting works belonging to the owner of the house, Ben Whitehouse.