Snow comes to Brixton by the bucketload

Written by on January 18, 2013 in Community, News - 3 Comments
Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

Some schools in Brixton closed early this afternoon as children and adults alike headed outside to enjoy a substantial snowfall.

As darkness began to fall on SW2 the snow hadn’t stopped, and if this BBC forecast is anything to go by, it won’t let up any time soon.

On Leander Road, Lambeth snow warden James Cornish has been out gritting the pavement and shoveling the snow to help his neighbours.

Age UK Lambeth today called on all residents to look out for elderly neighbours in the snow.

Julia Shelley, Chief Executive of Age UK Lambeth, says: “The extremely cold weather we’re currently experiencing in Lambeth is no fun for anybody, least of all our neighbours who might find it more difficult to get out and about in the snow.

“Now is as good a time as any to introduce yourself to your neighbour, to check that they’re safe over the winter months, and to get involved in making your community a safer place to be.”

We’ve been out to take some photographs, and there are more below. Keep sending your photos in to us or upload them to our Flickr page.

Windrush Square at midday - pic by Brixton Blog

Windrush Square at midday – pic by Brixton Blog

Picture by Claire McLoughlin from the top of Brixton Hill

Picture by Claire McLoughlin from the top of Brixton Hill

Snowy Brixton Market veg, by @Brixtonite on Twitter

Snowy Brixton Market veg, by @Brixtonite on Twitter

Snow warden James Cornish gets serious with his shovel in Leander Road

Snow warden James Cornish gets serious with his shovel in Leander Road

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

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Henry Tate bust with a dusting of snow. By @BrixtonBlog

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Windrush Square and Lambeth Town Hall at dusk, by Erin Ziah

snow windmill by Stephen Lawlor @pigmentofgreen

Brixton Windmill, by Stephen Lawlor, @Pigmentofgreen

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

Brockwell Park in the snow. By Charlie Russell

 

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3 Comments on "Snow comes to Brixton by the bucketload"

  1. Jen January 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm · Reply

    It’s been snowing consistently all day, but it’s really not “bucket loads”. An inch at most. Seriously.

  2. Jane January 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm · Reply

    I agree Steph. Whilst I appreciate and understand it can be difficult for the elderly to get about and we should all be mindful of our neighbours, the comment “no fun for anybody” is a bit silly when the kids are getting out of school early and there is sledging to be done and snowball fights to be had!

  3. Steph January 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm · Reply

    “The extremely cold weather we’re currently experiencing in Lambeth is no fun for anybody…” – I think the children in the accompanying picture would disagree!

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