See how Suffolk made the most of the snow

Snow day igloo

Brothers Riley and Finley Page in an igloo built by their dad Lee Page in Brantham. - Credit: Lee Page

From igloos to life-like snowmen, intricate snow sculptures have been appearing across Suffolk over the past few days as Storm Darcy continues to grip the county.


Snow day igloo

Lee Page built an igloo for his children Riley and Finley in Brantham. - Credit: Lee Page

Lee Page, from Brantham, made this igloo for his children Riley and Finley and said it got "lots of attention" all day yesterday.

Snow day igloo

Brothers Riley and Finley Page in an igloo built by their dad Lee Page in Brantham. - Credit: Lee Page

Lockdown snowmen

Lockdown snowmen created by Chris Newson - Credit: Chris Newson

Artist Chris Newson created these sculptures outside his framing shop in Leiston High Street yesterday, and as they were so close together he made sure they were wearing face masks to adhere to Covid regulations. 

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Lockdown snowmen created by Chris Newson. - Credit: Christ Newson

Dad and two sons sledging

Fun in the snow. - Credit: Sam Few

Meanwhile, families have been having fun sledging in parks across Suffolk.

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Fun in the snow. - Credit: Sam Few

Schoolgirl Holly Hodgson has been having fun in the snow on a 73-year-old sledge which was made for her great grandfather.

Holly, 12, proved that her vintage wooden sledge was more than a match for modern plastic ones as she sped down a hill today in snow-covered Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Her great grandfather Stanley Hodgson who was town planner for Altringham in Manchester got a works department colleague to make the sledge for him in 1948.

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Holly Hodgson, 12, pictured sledging today in Christchu

Holly Hodgson, 12, pictured sledging today in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, on a 73-year-old vintage sledge made for her great grandfather. - Credit: East Anglia News Service

Holly Hodgson, 12, and father Tim Hodgson, 46, pictured

Holly Hodgson, 12, and father Tim Hodgson, 46, pictured today in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, with their 73-year-old vintage sledge, originally made for Holly's great grandfather in 1948. - Credit: East Anglia News Service

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It was used by Holly’s grandfather Chris, now 81, when he was growing up, and again by her father Tim Hodgson when he was a boy.

Tim, now 46 and a creative agency director in Ipswich, said: “It is very sturdy and still going strong.

“It is brilliant that Holly is still using it now. It is a treasured family possession and has got a lot more years in it yet.”

Christchurch snow day 2021

Holly Hodgson, 12, pictured sledging today on a 73-year-old vintage sledge made for her great grandfather. She proved that her vintage wooden sledge was more than a match for modern plastic ones as she sped down a hill today in snow-covered Christchurch Park, Ipswich. - Credit: East Anglia News Service

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Snow covered roads. - Credit: Sam Few

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Callie-Jayde, aged 17 months, enjoying her first time in the snow. - Credit: Vickie King

For many youngsters this was their first proper snow experience, and the excitement was clear to see on little Callie-Jayde's face.


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Vicky Zukova enjoying the snow in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. - Credit: Liga Zukova

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Snow in Woodbridge - Credit: Jane Potter

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Snow in Woodbridge. - Credit: Jane Potter

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Vienna, aged 3, enjoying the snow on her way to nursery. - Credit: Clio Robey

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Vienna, aged 3, enjoying the snow on her way to nursery. - Credit: Clio Robey

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The big Oak tree on the Recreation ground in Stowmarket. - Credit: Colin Lay

Snow day Aldeburgh

Snow in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. - Credit: Victoria Lynch

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Maisie Norton, aged 4, is loving the snow. - Credit: Amy Louise

Snow day 2021 Olaf

Freddie with Olaf the snowman from Disney's Frozen. - Credit: Amanda Roper

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Sophia Stebbens enjoying her first snow experience in Hollelsey. - Credit: Sarah and Stewart Stebbens

Snow day igloo 2021

James Rudge and his son Louie Rudge-Buchanan built an igloo . - Credit: James Rudge

Snow day 2021 igloo

Louie Rudge-Buchanan in the igloo he built with his dad, James Rudge. - Credit: James Rudge

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Louie Rudge-Buchanan and his dad James Rudge in the igloo they made. - Credit: James Rudge




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Rosa D'Angelo enjoying the snow in Ipswich. - Credit: Sipontina Cecere

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Nitha Jaison having 'snow much fun'. - Credit: Jaison Manuel


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