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Snow provides beautiful backdrop for a winter’s day

PUBLISHED: 13:18 30 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:16 30 January 2019

The benches by the river in the centre of Thetford looked beautiful in the early morning twilight. Picture: Kylie Girling

The benches by the river in the centre of Thetford looked beautiful in the early morning twilight. Picture: Kylie Girling

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A beautiful blanket of snow covered the region overnight and gave amateur photographers the chance to make the most of the white stuff.

Pixie the pooch playing in the snow in Brandon. Picture: Marie SheadPixie the pooch playing in the snow in Brandon. Picture: Marie Shead

Temperatures dropped to below zero overnight with around 1cm of snow falling across Thetford and Brandon and the surrounding areas.

Snow dusted the ground in Mundford in south west Norfolk. Picture: Amy ElizabethSnow dusted the ground in Mundford in south west Norfolk. Picture: Amy Elizabeth

People in Feltwell, Mundford, and Stanton all took the chance to get their cameras out and take some beautiful pictures.

Picture: Shawn NovellPicture: Shawn Novell

Almost all the region was hit by the weather and freezing temperatures made the roads and pavements slippery despite the best efforts of Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils’ gritters.

The fields in Stanton got a small covering of snow. Picture: Joy HartThe fields in Stanton got a small covering of snow. Picture: Joy Hart

Thanks to bright sunshine and a warmer day, much of the snow had melted by midday in built up areas.

Picture: Amy ElizabethPicture: Amy Elizabeth

It was the first time this year that the region had been hit by more wintery weather but the amount of snow which fell did not meet the fears of a repeat of last year’s Beast from the East.

Children playing the snow in Feltwell. Picture: Jessica DickinsonChildren playing the snow in Feltwell. Picture: Jessica Dickinson

Snow at Centre Parcs in Thetford on 30 January 2019. Photo: Cheryl BaileySnow at Centre Parcs in Thetford on 30 January 2019. Photo: Cheryl Bailey

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