I have no need to tell readers in the UK how very cold it has been over the few days. Essex, as always, gets off lightly but there is no disguising the fact that it has been chilly and icy. One blogger (http://www.weather-banter.co.uk/uk-sci-weather-uk-weather/141001-blackmore-7c-sudden-low-cloud.html) relates that it was (-)7C overnight in Blackmore on 7/8 January 2010. But it is the constant sub-zero temperatures which caused the village pond to freeze over completely and for the ducks to engage in skating exhibitions for those people who came anywhere near, hopefully with some food. We don’t usually feed the ducks on the pond but the thirty or so which gathered seemed very grateful.
This is the first video ever posted on 'Blackmore Area Local History'. It was filmed on 9 January 2010.