Chiswick Makes the Most of Lockdown in the Snow
All too briefly the area becomes a winter wonderland
For one day at least for many in Chiswick this Sunday (24 January) the daily essential exercise allowed during lockdown was building a snowman.
The snow fell heavily for most of the morning and settled allowing for the chance to get outdoors with social distancing often being enforced by snowball.
It was the first time snow had settled in W4 since February 2018 and for many younger residents it was the first time they had experienced it.
A frenzy of building took place with the area still dotted with the remnants of snowmen days after the rest of the snow had melted.
Chiswick House always looks spectacular in the snow and this year was no exception with many people immediately making their way to the gardens.
Bedford Park was also enhanced by the fall and the lack of traffic through the local roads left the snow pristine for much longer than usual.
Southfield Park, with its wide open spaces was a popular spot with a terracotta army-like assortment of snowmen appeared within a few hours of the first flurry.
Sadly the snow only really lasted a day but residents certainly made the most of it.
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January 31, 2021