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Weather forecast for Friday 18th January 2012Snow is arriving Friday, apparently, according to the BBC weather site anyhow. I don’t want it, well not on Friday anyway, it can do what it likes any other day afterwards, but not on Friday. Now don’t get me wrong here, I love the snow, can’t wait to get out in it with my camera and get snapping as it occurs so rarely in my part of South Wales, but I really don’t want it, well not this Friday, please!

After weeks, even months, of planning and decision-making and following negotiation with the local store and their call centre, the new kitchen units for the project house are due to be delivered sometime on Friday. It’s a well-known national company that are delivering them for me and although 95% of the items are on the shelf at the local store, in their wisdom they’re shipping them in from somewhere else, goodness only knows where that is, it could be anywhere. Snow is not a welcome addition to the scenario, what is making it worse though is that there’s also a highish wind forecast so we can expect drifting; hmm, not happy.

Dunraven Place, Bridgend in the late 1960s or very early 70s.Snow in Bridgend is not a very regular occurrence, we get occasional days with light covering every few years but rarely does everything come to a standstill as I have mentioned in a previous blog story. The undated photograph shown here is taken on one of the lighter unmemorable snowfalls of the late 1960s or very early 70s. The town hall was demolished in 1971 and the particular model of the Vauxhall car shown was introduced in 1966 which does narrow down the dates on which the photograph could have been taken. Hopefully, if the snow must come, it will only be a light covering and quickly melt as in this picture, taken at Dunraven Place, Bridgend, recently scanned from Natalie Murphy’s Collection.

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