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The River Trent frozen at Trent Bridge

The last freeze of the Trent occurred in Jan-Feb 1895. For 10 days the river was frozen solid and safe for skaters, and a hockey match was held between Newark and Burton-on-Trent, near to Averham Weirs. Here people are skating on the ice photographed from the West Bridgford embankment upstream of Trent Bridge. Although these local inhabitants appear perfectly at ease, several fatalities due to thi…