How Derbyshire folk coped with snow back in the 1930s

Mark Gwynne Jones''Photo by Sarah Russ

Mark Gwynne Jones''Photo by Sarah Russ

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Snow is the big talking point in Derbyshire this week as kids eagerly look forward to making snowmen or sledging while their parents are anxious about the school run or getting to work.

Gritters help to keep our county’s roads open - but how did people cope with the snow decades ago?

Blizzards in Derbyshire during the 1930s feature in a film made by the University of Lincoln and MACE (Media Archive for Central England).

Peak District-based performance poet Mark Gwynne Jones provides the voiceover. (Photo of Mark Gwynne Jones by Sarah Russ).