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Snow In Wootton 2nd January 1902

The snow where it had not drifted was found to be quite deep, and the traffic was practically suspended. On Wednesday, Mrs Scott, of Bridge House, started a subscription list to give the unemployed in the village, who numbered about 20, work to clear the village of snow.

The area to be cleared was from the top of Kite Hill to the Railway Station in Station Road. As footpaths are conspicuous by their absence in Wootton, it was particularly necessary to get the snow cleared. The work of the unemployed was thus greatly appreciated, both by pedestrians and others. The mail had to be despatched by rail on Tuesday and Wednesday as the mail cart was unable to call.

Source: Isle of Wight County Press

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