Cairn on the approach to the summit of Great Dun Fell, February 2013

July 12, 2013, by Lucy

Introducing Snow Scenes

Welcome to the ‘Snow Scenes’ project blog and thank you for reading.

‘Snow Scenes: Exploring the Role of Place in Weather Memories’ is an AHRC funded project running from March 2013-April 2014. The project is a collaboration between the University of Nottingham, Aberystwyth University and the University of Wales, working in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Royal Meteorological Society and the National Library of Wales.

Our aim is to expand regional pictures of extreme winter weather (particularly snow) in Cumbria and West Wales through archival research and the collection of personal weather memories. This blog will be the primary means through which current or former residents of Cumbria and West Wales and visitors to those regions will be invited to share their memories of extreme winter weather. Participants are also invited to submit archival materials related to their memories (newspaper cuttings, photographs, diary entries, letters etc). The project team will also use the blog to document the project as it develops and to explore its core themes.

So, do you have memories of winters in Cumbria or West Wales? Yes – then please get in touch!

  • Can you date your winter memory?
  • Did the winter weather affect your plans for that day, week, month, or winter?
  • Were conditions unexpected?
  • How does the community feature in your memory? Were there efforts to help one another cope?
  • Are your memories supported by any texts or artefacts? Do you have photographs, letters or diary entries from the time, or newspaper cuttings perhaps?

The team look forward to hearing from you!

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