Snowed in Sidmouth residents ‘dig for freedom’

PUBLISHED: 10:27 24 December 2010 | UPDATED: 10:29 24 December 2010

Otterton primary school's nativity in the church. Picture by Terry Ife ref exv 5380-49-10TI

Otterton primary school's nativity in the church. Picture by Terry Ife ref exv 5380-49-10TI

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PLUCKY residents in a Sidmouth street rallied together and battled back against the elements to dig a route out of their road.

PLUCKY residents in a Sidmouth street rallied together and battled back against the elements to dig a route out of their road.

Regency Gate householder Pat Roberts issued a ‘call to arms’ on Tuesday as 20 neighbours grabbed shovels and took to clearing their snow-logged street.

Hardy residents, pictured, enjoyed a little ‘apres-snow clearing’ in the street, and Brownlands Road, by sharing a glass of mulled wine and mince pies provided by Mo Thurlow.

“We got fed up of not being able to do anything so we decided to battle back against the cold,” said Regency Gate resident Nick Thopmson.

“People could only get in or out on foot. You couldn’t dream of taking you car out - or even getting it out of the garage.”

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