The Great Snowstorm of 1888: A Winter Catastrophe in Durham

The Great Snowstorm of 1888: A Winter Catastrophe in Durham One of the most remarkable weather events in the history of County Durham was the Great Snowstorm of 1888. This severe winter storm left an indelible mark on the region, with its impact resonating for years to come. From March 12 to March 15, County … Read more

Tales of The Riverbank in Durham (and more)

Christmas Tree and Architecture in Durham Cathedral

We managed to haul ourselves out of the house today – 12th December 2022. It was bleak, about -1 degC and there had been another dusting overnight. Starting in town, we headed south, passing the Fulling Mill and the Wear, and then over Prebends Bridge to the Cathedral. The walk took us past the huge … Read more

Some Incredible Ice Formations on Potters Bank, Durham February 2021

Close up of Ice on grass at the side of Potters Bank, Durham Feb 11th 2021

I spotted these photos on Facebook and contacted the owner Zanna Clay, who kindly gave me permission to use them. These photos show fantastic ice formations on the grass and hedges by the side of the road on Potters Bank in Durham. It was caused by passing cars spraying water from the road onto the … Read more