Snow Bound Helston 1963

Helston was snow-bound for several days when hit by severe snow storms in January 1963.

Take a trip back in time and have a look at the snow covered streets and cars 50 years ago!

HELSTON SNOW 1963

Looking across at Helston. Little seems to have changed since 1963 apart from the demolition of the Gas Monitor.

HELSTON SNOW 1963

This lorry is seen speeding through the snow past St Michael`s Terrace in Meneage Street.
See what happend to it later in Coinagehall Street!

SNOWBOUND HELSTON 1963

Snowbound cars at the bottom of Coinagehall Street.
I think the cars are a Morris Traveller, Austin A30 Van, Austin Cambridge and Landrover.

HELSTON SNOW 1965

Here`s that lorry coming to grief at the traffic lights at the top of Coinagehall Street. It looks like it has slipped backwards and the traffic lights themselves are preventing it going through Wakeham`s shop window!

HELSTON SNOW 1963

A deserted Meneage Street.

HELSTON SNOW 1963

How often can you sledge down Trengrouse Way?

HELSTON SNOW 1963

Royal Navy Married Quarters opposite The Green at Troubridge Road.

HELSTON SNOW 1963

Behind `The Willows` HBC Offices in Church Street. Note the Helston Borough Council Lorry

HELSTON SNOW 1963

Photo of upper Meneage Street.

HELSTON SNOW 1963

Outside T&T MOTORS with `Hartley Peters` & Jenkins Fish Cafe next door. Notice the old Petrol Pumps!
This garage has now been demolished and is a car sales lot.

HELSTON SNOW 1963

Digging out the road up to Meneage Hosptia

HELSTON SNOW 1963

A last look across Helston over Grange Road to St Michael`s Church

HELSTON SNOW 1963

Sorry but I couldn’t resist humiliating myself with this one!
Graham G Matthews at just under 2 years, outside `Sunny Corner`, Troubridge Road, Helston, in the snow 1963.

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