Royal Observatory Greenwich – postcard collection
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Estimated date
190809
Publisher
G.P. & O.S.
Publisher's title
Greenwich Park
Nominal size
5.5 x 3.5 inches (real photograph)
Publisher/printer ref.
180
Website ref.
PC0783

This particular card has a different design of back to all the other G.P & O.S. cards displayed on the website. In the winter of 1908–9, there were 54 days on which the temperature fell below freezing, the lowest air temperature recorded being 12.1 Fahrenheit (-11 Celsius). In the following winter, there were 50 days on which the temperature fell below freezing, the lowest air temperature of 20.3 Fahrenheit (-6.5 Celsius) being recorded on 27 January. In the following winter,. Other known snow scenes published by G.P. & O.S are a view of the Observatory from the east (publisher ref: 187), the Park Cafe outside the observatory (ref: 186), the Blackheath Gates at the end of the avenue outside the Observatory (ref: 182?) and the Park lake (ref: 181). Copies of all four are in the collection held at the Greenwich Heritage Centre.
 

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