The day it ‘snowed’ in summer in Notts

Summer may be on hold once again with rain forecast for the next few days, but spare a thought for those living in Pleasley in 1975.

These photographs show the aftermath of a freak hail storm that battered the region 40 years ago.

Reports said the hail came down the size of golf balls and left up to a foot of icicles on the ground.

They also damaged windows and cars, such was the ferocity.