The weather conditions in Silksworth were horrendous in 2017 but at least they were great for sledging.
The weather conditions in Silksworth were horrendous in 2017 but at least they were great for sledging.

The first snow of winter may be on the way - but will it match these Sunderland blizzards from years gone by?

Sunderland’s first snow of 2020 could be on the way early next month.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 7:28 pm

And while weathermen are not predicting huge falls of snow, let's remind ourselves of the years when we’ve battled through blizzards.

We are not just talking about the Beast from the East. Take a look at some spectacular reminders from as far back as the 1940s.

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