Ilkeston - Winter's Return
w/e 12 March 2023

All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300

Thursday was Market Day and although we didn't anticipate there being many traders due to the forecast cold weather with snow, we decided to take a walk to the town centre.

Bath Street

There was a light sprinkling when we set out but by the time we had walked through the Albion Centre and reached Bath Street the snow had started to settle.
Lower Market Place

We walked up to the Lower Market Place and as anticipated, there were no traders at all.
Town Hall

The snowfall became heavier but two traders had arrived and were selling their wares (fish and eggs) from the backs of their vans outside the Town Hall.
Market Place

There were just two more stalls on the Market Place which looked rather bleak through the falling snow.


Seen from behind the fountain and from outside the Sir John Warren, the man selling watch straps and batteries was probably thinking it was time to pack up and go home.
Wharncliffe Road

The green spire on the United Reformed Church on Wharncliffe Road was in danger of becoming the white spire.
South Street

South Street was also in danger of becoming snow covered despite the frequent passing of traffic.
Frozen Meat?

The meat van outside the library was waiting for customers - I wondered if he was selling frozen meat.

We entered the library for a quiet browse in the warm to pass ten minutes or so.
The Bus Home

Then we made our way outside again and caught the bus home but it took all day to get warm again. We had some cold weather in December but that was a dry cold and it didn't snow. Now we're in March and meteorological spring but the weather still thinks it's winter and I'm inclined to agree with it. Roll on summer!

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