Carsphairn Archive

Newspaper articles (copies) – snow storm March 1947

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Newspaper articles (copies) – snow storm March 1947

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Two newspaper clippings concerning heavy snow -

IT HAPPENED IN SCOTLAND
Not an Arctic expedition on its way – just one of the effects of Scotland’s latest blizzards and a rescue party, complete with sledge (arrowed) trudging through the snow. On the sledge is 71-year-old commercial traveller Mr James McKean of Castlehill Road, Ayr, who collapsed when his car stuck in a drift about five miles from Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Rescue party cut through deep drifts on Thursday from Dalmellington itself marooned until yesterday when this picture was sent to the Scottish Daily Express Office.

THE AYR ADVERTISER OR WEST COUNTRY AND GALLOWAY JOURNAL, Ayr Thursday March 20, 1947
BLIZZARD PARALYSES TRAFFIC, STRANDED MOTORIST’S ORDEAL : FODDER FOR SHEEP BY AIR.
Stretcher-bearers carry 71-year-old Mr James McKean to safety after he was rescued from stranded ‘bus. Inset – Mr McKean boards the train at Dalmellington Station Saturday afternoon to return to Ayr. The rescuers reach Mossdale Farm, where Mr McKean was pronounced fit enough to continue the journey to Dalmellington.

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DAC, “Newspaper articles (copies) – snow storm March 1947,” Carsphairn Archive, accessed February 6, 2023, https://carsphairn.org/CarsphairnArchive/items/show/1991.