Snowy Benfleet 2010

It was the coldest December in over 100 years.

Temperatures struggled to get above freezing for most of December 2010, with frequent snow showers the weather affected everyone, police warned people not to travel, over a foot of snow fell on Benfleet in a couple of days.

2nd December 2010, quote From the ‘Southend Standard’

‘South Essex today took another battering from the snow as more than eight inches fell in Southend, Basildon and Thurrock overnight.

Most schools across the county took the decision to shut as the snow and ice maintained its grip.

The A127 and A13 were relatively well moving during this morning’s rush-hour as motorists heeded police warnings to keep their distance and maintain a sensible speed’

These pictures were taken in early December 2010 on a walk up Vicarage Hill.

One of the houses on Vicarage Hill looking lovely in thick snow.
Margaret March
Not many cars drivers were brave or foolhardy enough to attempt Vicarage Hill.
Margaret March
The top of Vicarage Hill outside Boyce Hill Golf Club, looking down towards Benfleet.
Margaret March
A snowy roundhouse at Hadleigh Country Park.
Margaret March
The car park at Hadleigh Country Park covered with over one foot of snow.
Margaret March

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