Nostalgia: Snow falls in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 14:50 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:11 14 November 2017

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

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Sidmouth experienced some heavy snowfall during the winter of 1979. Check out our gallery of photos from the Herald’s picture archive.

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Will it snow or won’t it? This seems to be the question that pops up every year as we approach the cold months of winter. It’s definitely been a little cooler of late and you may have already switched the heating on, but do you recall the harsh winter of 1979? We’ve retrieved these superb photos from the Herald’s picture archive taken in January 1979 when snow fell and settled across Sidmouth and much of the UK.

If you have any photos from the winter of 1979 then why not join our nostalgia Facebook page, Devon Memories, and share your old photos with our readers.

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

Sidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archivesSidmouth freezes after snow fell in January, 1979. Ref shs Snow in Sidmouth Nost 1979. Picture: Sidmouth Herald archives

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