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  1. Yes @TomSE12, you're right. My mum remembers the flooding very well (she was 16) and says she wouldn't be surprised if she was on that bus! Similar angle, from googlemaps:
  2. Very interesting re. the Broom shrub @TomSE12 - I take the 353 bus from Orpington to Hayes that goes through Keston and over the common so this is a familiar sight and I never knew the origin of Bromley's name. I was born in Croydon in but we moved to the Kent coast when I was very young (I moved back up to SE London when I was 18, living in Woolwich, Charlton, Grove Park, Lewisham among other places before settling here). My family are from the Bellingham / Lee Green / West Wickham / Beckenham areas, so whilst I can't place the church, I'll see if anyone recognises it!
  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. My grandad was 95 when he passed away a couple of years ago and you're right - the likes of him, we'll never see again. It's such a loss. Thinking of you.
  4. Happy anniversary, Tom & Colette - I hope you have a lovely day! I went out for an early morning walk - it was 2C when I left, beautiful sunshie and blue sky, and I managed to slip quite badly on some ice walking down a steep pavement. If you're a klutz like me, please be careful this morning!
  5. Raising my hand! I love Wintry weather from November through to February but with the high pressure bringing us milder weather and some glorious sunshine this week, I'm ready for Spring. I'd be a bit gutted now if the weather was to turn colder again now - last Winter was so long, and took us well into April and although I enjoyed the BFTE 2018, I'm ready for the longer evenings and milder days now. 10c and sunny here this afternoon.
  6. In the midst of this squall - the rain!!
  7. Usually we do so well for snow due to elevation and location right on the very outside edge of the North Downs - not last night! I went to bed around 10.30 having watched the lovely yellow blob losing some of its intensity as it pivoted toward me. I woke up a few times in the night and forced myself not to get out of bed and look out the window! Clearly we did have some snow overnight, but it had already started melting by 7am and really wasn't anything to write home about. Another heavy snow snower on my way to work on the A21, just before junction 4 of the M25 but was falling as sleety rain on the M25 itself. Still hopeful that Feb might bring us a nice Easterly which seems to be better for my location. Very happy for those who had a decent amount overnight, have loved seeing the photos so far. Enjoy!
  8. A nice little bonus shower to top us up.
  9. Update from Southeastern Update: Winter Weather Timetable on Friday 1 February Hello, As promised, we’re emailing to update you on the timetable we plan to run this week. We’ll run our Winter Weather Timetable on Friday 1st February, as bad weather is forecast. Train times will be different and Peak services will be busier, so please travel earlier or later to avoid the busiest trains. Snow is expected to start falling from Thursday evening, so travel earlier if you can to avoid the winter weather.
  10. Lile @Steve Murr, some melt since last night. I was woken early by people starting to drive to work and the cracking sound of the ice on the road was so loud! Temps currently at 0C - a beautiful, clear, cold morning.
  11. Temp very quickly fallen from 2.5 to 1c in the past half an hour or so and snow is now settling on the road.
  12. Surprisingly, it's already settling on cars in Chelsfield after only a little while.
  13. Aaaand still 2.5C in Chelsfield, but now the rain has very quickly turned to heavy snow (the sleety period in between lasted about 10 mins!) 🙂
  14. Still heavy rain in Chelsfield, with temps at 2.5C. Fingers crossed!