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A few archive photos from Glasgow during the January 1987 epic while we await next weeks events to unfold.
I took these on Monday the 12th January on the first day of the blizzard after being sent home from work early due to the deteriorating weather. The snow started just after 8am as I was heading to catch the 33 bus from Castlemilk on Menock Road heading for Polmadie Rail Depot where I worked, I was on a course with Scot Rail and had to walk from Polmadie Depot to Rutherglen Training Center, Walking along Caledonia Road/ Rutherglen Road was suffocating experience due to the strong easterly wind and heavy powder snow blowing straight into my face. I've only ever experienced that on the mountains bagging Munros. I wasn't wearing the best of jackets let alone having a hood! I was only in my teens so that was cool... Right? :-D
The First day of the snow event Monday 12th January 1987 Croftfoot Glasgow looking south towards Mitchelhill flat in Castlemilk (this was about 4 hours worth of snow on the first day during a brief lul. I ran out of 35mm film and didn't think it would get any better. How wrong I was.
A brief interlude on Tuesday 13th Jan with more snow to come over the next couple of days. Our garden was totally buried double the amount that is in the photo above. Note the nice cornice forming on our neighbors roof across the road.
Here's how the Evening Times reported it, makes for interesting reading.