Witley, February 1, 1917

Thursday  Weather cold Route march today

Route marches at least keep the blood moving when the temperatures are at record sustained lows. The January report from the Meteorological Office confirms that the average temperatures were abnormally low, and the “deviation was due more to the low daily maxima than to very intense frost at night.” One of the lowest temperatures was recorded January 30th at Wisley in Surrey — about 8 degrees Fahrenheit (-13 C). That’s just plain cold for uninsulated buildings.

37-bridge-on-way-to-elsteadThis photo from Percy’s small album is identified as “Bridge on the way to Elstead.” Elstead is about six miles to the northwest from Witley and  might well be part of a route march.

The meteorological information is from the Monthly Weather Report of the Meteorological Office, XXXIV (n.s.): 1 (January 1917). 1

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