VARIOUS STUFF - SNOW EASTER SUNDAY 2008 in MOSSLEY & SADDLEWORTH
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During the early hours of Easter Sunday 2008 (23 March) there was a fall of snow over parts of the country and happily for me my local area in the hills east of Manchester received some of the heavier falls. This was the scene around 0700 in the morning on Stockport Road, Mossley with snow cover 8-10cms deep.


The view from Stockport Road over the valley towards Greenfield with the clouds lifting from the hills beyond


Quick Road on the Mossley / Saddleworth border heading up to Lydgate, only one motorist had ventured out in it so far.


Oldham Road, heading down from Grasscroft to Greenfield, which had been cleard by a snowplough

Geese in the fields.

By mid morning the sun had come out, this is the River Tame as seen from the canal towpath near the Mossley border

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal with Wharmton behind.

View from Roughtown, Mossley towards Greenfield and Wharmton
                 
Daffodils in the snow, which was thinning out in the sun though plenty of snow remained throughout the day


View from Lydgate towards Alphin Pike and the Saddleworth hills in the midday sun.

             
Looking down from Lydgate to a train leaving Greenfield

Lydgate

The view from the side of Wharmton looking down the valley to Mossley and beyond
             
A small drift on the hillside of Wharmton

Looking north east from Wharmton towards Standedge

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