With the Thames frozen over, a Frost Fair is held at London Bridge in 1683. “Coaches plied from Westminster to the Temple, and from several other stairs too and fro, as in the streets; sleds, sliding with skeetes, a bull-baiting, horse and coach races, puppet plays and interludes, cooks, tipling and other lewd places, so …
In this week of snow, youths played a practical joke by blocking roads with 5 foot snowballs and a baby was born to a couple whose surname was Snowball.
There is a shortage of rock salt. It is in great demand as councils battle to clear snow covered roads. Rock salt chandeliers in Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland
Extraordinary snow fall today.