These photographs were taken by Rhys Haden at the beginning of February 2009 when we had heavy snow.
The scenes are from in and around Kingston.
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This little tour begins at the top of Bramleys in the middle of the village. As you can see, we have a complete 'White-out'.
Looking up Bramleys we can see the South Downs Way, and the fact that nobody's going to work today!
Not much is happening down Monckton Way and Mushroom Field either.
Walking down the 'Bumpy Lane' and looking back we can see that the snow has crept in everywhere.
The Bumpy lane looks more inviting to walk down than it has done of late.
Some cars have managed to brave Ashcombe Lane. We are looking along towards Kingstonridge
and Juggs Road in one direction and towards the Juggs in the other direction.
This is a view of the Downs from Ashcombe Lane. The Parish green fence is in the foreground.
A little further along we approach the Juggs pub and we can see the signs peeking out under the trees.
We shall be going up The Street in a moment, this sign that supposedly points the way is not very clear,
maybe we should get the Council to do something about this! Before we trudge up The Street though this is
a view down Wellgreen Lane
and as we can see, the school playground is deserted (either that or the little mites have been buried).
We now start our stroll up The Street with the Juggs on the right. We have a number of views of the houses
and cars caked in snow.
This is the view of the Downs from the top of The Street. We're going up there shortly so
get your mufflers on! On the right is the Church, and then further up the cottages
and the entrance to the wood at the top.
We are now in the wood. The snow is clinging to everything, I hope my olive tree is alright!
(you see we are not used to this down south).
Once out of the wood we start to climb up and encounter the first style. On the right we can see
scores of villagers sledging in the snow.
Various views around Kingston Hill now follow including a view of Kingston, the dewponds and the
occasional windswept tree.
Now we are heading back down to Kingston using various methods, spider formation, sliding on the backside
and the occasional few steps standing upright just to make a change.