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Tony Tulip (1937-42) has scanned photos from his album. The winter of 1941 was - by any standards - vicious. This was - of course - during the War and there would have been precious few comforts, least of all adequate heating indoors. 

The photos below give an idea of what it was like and the aftermath when the snow melted.

Thanks to Tony for these very interesting photographs.

Teachers' Terrace and lawn under several feet of snow.

The Teachers' Terrace and lawn as few have seen it - under many feet of drifted snow.

A Dorm roof is just visible.

Snow-laden trees

Snow-laden trees - a lovely sight - best in photos.

Tennis court and bottom field

The tennis courts and bottom field just before another snow storm - just look at that sky! Loaded with snow.

Those who experienced a few "real" winters swore they could smell snow coming.

The Beck in flood

After the snow came the flood - and what a flood! This shot of the Beck was taken from the bottom field end of the Boys' Bridge.

You can almost hear the water roaring past.

Spig's Nissan hut in danger of being washed away.

From a bit to the right of the photo above, and on the other bank, Spig's Nissan hut looks in imminent danger of being washed away - again!

Bottom field as few will have seen it - an extension of the Lake.

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