Lots of talk of the current 'Snow Event' being bigger/more/worstest since 1991. Who remember the 1991 show? It was a cracker.
I lived in central Brum and it was before New St was pedestrianised so we were used to 4 lanes of thundering traffic speeding down the main shopping street. Instead it was foot deep and silent, we went down to the rag market which had been abandoned and picked up some apple crates and used them to set up a stall try and sell finely crafted snowballs to anyone else brave enough to venture down there.
My girlfriend-of-the-time's dad was one of the truck drivers stuck on the M6 for days on end. And a bunch if my fellow students were amongst the 100s of people snowed into the the 'Clothes Show Live' at the NEC over night. One had to share a bench with Jazzy B.