This week we’re looking back at the ‘Big Snow’ of 2010. In this picture we see Daniel Appleton getting airborne as he heads down Sentry Hill on his all weather ‘snowboard’. Picture: John McIlwaine/Ballymena Times archive
This week we’re looking back at the ‘Big Snow’ of 2010. In this picture we see Daniel Appleton getting airborne as he heads down Sentry Hill on his all weather ‘snowboard’. Picture: John McIlwaine/Ballymena Times archive

IN PICTURES: The Big Freeze of 2010

Ten year’s ago this month Northern Ireland was in the grip of an Arctic freeze.

By Darryl Armitage
Sunday, 13th December 2020, 10:00 am

I am remember well the snow starting to fall outside the window of our home at the time in Ravernet.

And when it started to follow it just didn’t stop for hours.

Meanwhile, the following morning my wife got the call from school telling her not to make the trek over to Larne as the school was closed.

And then later that day we took the dog out for a walk down to Duneight motte and bailey and we enjoyed playing in the snow with Scout and being snow angels. On the way back to the house we stopped at a bridge over the Ravernet River and saw that it was frozen solid.

The freeze lasted until Boxing Day, when we came home from my parents’ house in Bangor to find that one of the pipes was leaking because of the thaw.

Here is a collection of photos from 2010 from the freeze.

Do you have any photos from the Big Freeze that you would like to share with News Letter readers? Email them to: [email protected].

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