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The Big Snow of 47

It is 70 years ago today (Friday 24th February) since the infamous "Big Snow of 47". The first snowflakes fell across the country on this weekend and over the following days there were blizzards and widespread bedlam caused by the heavy snow which was so bad, it is still been talked about today.

Joining Tommy on his show was Maura, who gave us a first hand account of her experiences of the time and local historian James Reddiough who looked back on the hardships for the people of the area caused by the "Big Snow".

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