A rare and recent day when snow smothered Portsmouth

PEACE You can almost hear the silence in this picture looking across the frozen harbour to Whale Island
PEACE You can almost hear the silence in this picture looking across the frozen harbour to Whale Island
THEN: Looking north through Hilsea, 1984. You may not think this scene has changed much, but look at the 2018 photograph and see the difference. Picture: Anthony Triggs

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It might only be four years ago, but we Brits love nothing better than getting nostalgic about snow.

Doubly so if you live in or close to Portsmouth, for a decent fall is so rare.

HARDY Ponies on Portsdown Hill above Portchester

HARDY Ponies on Portsdown Hill above Portchester

Yes, it might cause chaos, but virtually all of us revert to childhood when the white stuff descends.

These pictures were taken by Paul Currie, of The Keep, Portchester on January 18, 2013.

He captured them while on a walk from Whale Island Way, Portsmouth, to Portchester via Portsdown Hill.

DECORATED A tree at Hilsea Lido

DECORATED A tree at Hilsea Lido

BURIED ...under snow ' the graveyard at St Peter and St Paul Church, Wymering

BURIED ...under snow ' the graveyard at St Peter and St Paul Church, Wymering