Snow and Brock

Clark: I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is.
- The Thing

It's snow day in Brockley. If you want to share your best snow photos, please email them to us here. But if you do go out with the express purpose of taking pictures for BC, we accept no responsibility if you fall prey to these creatures, captured by Tiffany:


Faye has provided evidence that the army has been called in to deal with the outbreak:
Updated: Three lovely shots from Caro and a goblin from Jo:



Michael pulls a snow bunny:
Snow dunce, by Jo:

13 comments:

Crofty said...

Very pretty but dear god, south London transport falls apart in the snow. Took three hours 15 mins to get home from London Bridge last night, thanks to rail replacement buses being cancelled, the 343 dumping out passengers before Peckham "because of the snow", etc etc etc. Also to my horror I learned that that the live bus countdown thing that works so well usually falls apart with everything else when there's snow. And of course taxi drivers refused to go to Brockley...

notesofanidealist said...

I ended up cycling home to Crofton Park from the RFH through yesterday evening's snowstorm. That led to three falls on my normal traffic-avoiding route and a grim period of mixing it with traffic, headwind, snow and zero visibility on the Old Kent Road. In retrospect it wasn't especially sensible, and I didn't witness anybody else trying it.

BoatBuilder said...

We clubbed together and most houses in Chalsey Road bought a bag of rock salt. It's on a hill and can get pretty dicey when it ices up on the footpath.
This year however most of the pavement on the footpaths down the CR hill is now free of snow/ice, ready salted by the residents before noon today.
Bless Lewisham Council, they did send a gritting lorry down the hill at 5am this morning, so no sliding cars/vans.

Anonymous said...

I echo Crofty's frustration with the transport here in the snow. Took 2.5hrs to get home on the 171 from central London. Whichever idiot thought it was a good idea to go ahead with engineering works on the East London/Southern line despite the snow forecast should be fired. Not only did the reduced service make the travel situation far worse but I'll bet good money no work has been carried out. Next time I vote for whichever party strips Southern & Southeastern of their franchises. & so much for the gov't claim to be better prepared, I saw minimal signs of gritting.

Mb said...

More likely to be NR than the franchises, NR maintain the rail infrastructure. Also takes weeks to organise and co-ordinate engineering works, not an excuse but a part of the reason perhaps.

TM said...

Just been out to clear the car so the snow doesn't freeze on it, only to find everything rapidly melting and very very wet :0(

Margot said...

I refuse to use GM salt on my driveway. Are any local independents selling organic salt?

TM said...

Margot you clearly never listened to animal vegetable mineral..... an old Radio 4 programme for those under 40!

Anonymous said...

More iphones than usual on Hilly Fields today. Funny how the cricket square became invisible.

Anonymous said...

It is best to avoid the rail replacement buses, the roads are so often choked.

If the Brockley line is being engineered, it is better to take a different line that isn't.

The line through St Johns, Lewisham and Ladywell was working fine.

patrick1971 said...

I actually had quite a good journey home on Saturday night. Got an N171 from New Cross at about 2.45am, right on time. It was absolutely packed but was virtually emptied out by Crofton Park, about half at Brockley Station and half at CP. Most trains running as normal from Crofton Park on Sunday, and even a team of snow shovellers from South Eastern Railways were there.

BrockleyBiker said...

Anyone know the story behind that army vehicle? It's been there for years!

Crofty said...

Anonymous at 0:26, that line to Ladywell etc was definitely down at around 10.30pm on Saturday - people on platform had been waiting an hour, I waited half an hour before abandoning hope and trying for the alleged rail replacement bus. I'm going DLR plus long walk at end in future.

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