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The 2010 snow 'event'

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Most of the photographs on this page were taken by Matthew Clark on the 20th December 2010, when Exeter was covered in 21/22cm of snow. Additional photos from that day by Heather Coleman, Mike Passmore, Martin Gillard, Jacqueline Mead, James Vickery and David Cornforth.

Mill on the ExeNormally the Mill on the Exe is knee deep in water – today it is covered in snow. Photo Mary Potts.

Snow woman - Buller Road, St ThomasA snow woman taking a stroll along Buller Road with her snowkids, after the snowfall. Photo Mary Potts.

Exwick in the snow.Old Bakery Close, Exwick, covered in snow on the morning of the 20th December. Photo David Cornforth.

Cowick LaneCowick Lane, from the corner of Woodbury View, looking toward WestExe School. Photo Martin Gillard.

Countess Wear paper millThe old paper mill at Countess Wear, photographed by Mike Passmore.

The Cathedral from Exwick Exeter Cathedral photographed from Exwick, with a brooding, snow laden sky. Photo by Heather Coleman.

Roof tops of ExwickRoofs covered with snow in Exwick – in the distance can be see Exeter College. Photo Heather Coleman.

St Michael's Mount Dinham from ExwickHeather Coleman also took this view of St Michaels, Mount Dinham from Exwick.

Exwick Road near the Thatched House.A view towards Exwick from Foxhayes – The F bus managed Exwick Road within a few hours, but the E was rerouted to avoid Redhills and the high estates. Photo by Jacqueline Mead.

Looking towards Pennsylvania from Broadfields.This photo shows the snow in the east of the city – the view from Broadfields Road north-east towards Stoke Hill and Pennsylvania. Photo by James Vickery.

Icicles under bridgeIcicles hang from under the railway bridge over the flood channel. Photo Nigel Bush.

Cowick Street from the railway bridgeCowick Street from the railway bridge. Photo Simon Spoerer

All the following photos were taken by Matthew Clark

Willeys AvenueThe gas holder on Haven Banks can be seen from a snow covered WIlleys Avenue.

Isca RoadIsca Road, the first Council housing in Exeter is lined with snow covered cars.

Bartholomew YardThe footpath along the top of the wall by the Snail Tower.

Iron BridgeA great view of a snow covered Iron Bridge before the snow on the road is turned to mush by the cars.

Napier TerraceThe sweep of the roofs of Napier Terrace show up well when covered with the white stuff.

Queen StreetThe end of Queen Street, looking towards the Clock Tower.

South Street towards South Gate.Looking down South Street towards the White Hart Hotel.

South StreetLooking up South Street – the colour of the poster contrasts with the black and white tone of the snow, trees and pedestrians.

High Street on the 20th December 2010Many busses did not run until the afternoon, leaving the snow on the High Street largely intact.

Royal Clarence snowmanAt least the Royal Clarence has one customer for a morning coffee.

The Cloisters at the CathedralThe trees in the Cathedral Cloisters are covered with a fine network of snow.

Ice under the Exe BridgeThis photo was taken in the evening of the 20th December – the river has iced over, and pressure has caused the ice ripples to form.

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