The forecasters were correct in predicting that East Lancashire was going to get the first serious snowfall of the winter.

We thought it an appropriate time to delve into the archive for some photos which show severe winter weather in the area.

As you can see, East Lancashire has come in for a number of severe winters - depending on when you grew up, each was regarded as one of the ‘worst ever’.

Certainly some of the conditions were pretty awful with drifts several feet deep blocking roads and generally bringing towns to a standstill.

Have you got any photos of severe winter weather in years gone by? We’d love to share them with Looking Back readers along with your memories.

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