With little more than the weather on our minds for the past few days, today’s Remember When is devoted to snowfalls of the past.
Living in this area, we used to tell those from beyond the boundaries of south-east Hampshire and West Sussex that we rarely, if ever, had snow of any consequence.
Of course, that wasn’t true, despite being protected from the south by the Isle of Wight and to the north by Portsdown Hill.
In the past three years we have experienced considerable snowfall.
It might not have lasted as long as the winter of 1963, but it has brought more than its fair share of disruption and, of course, fun.
All these pictures were taken in the early to mid-1990s.
The shot on the right is from February 1991 and captures Butser Hill looking more like an Alpine ski resort than part of the South Downs.