Readers’ pictures: East Devon’s ‘Big Freeze’

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 March 2018

The Big Freeze photo challenge round-up.

The Big Freeze photo challenge round-up.

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Check out our mammoth gallery of snow pictures sent to us through our photo-sharing website - iwitness24. If you would like to see your pictures, in print/online, then go to www.iwitness24.co.uk.

Storm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna ChildsStorm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna Childs

The freezing temperatures and blizzard conditions couldn’t stop our readers from venturing out in the snow to capture on camera the winter wonderland left behind by Storm Emma last week.

Last week we set our readers a photo challenge to share with us their snowy shots through our photography site iwitness24 and we’ve put together this massive gallery from all the submissions we received for you to enjoy.

If you would like to see your pictures appearing in your local paper, in print and online, then why not join our community of local photographers at www.iwitness24.co.uk.

PHOTO CHALLENGE: Every week we set our readers a photo challenge to have a go at and our new theme is ‘My Mum’. In case you’ve forgotten, it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 11 and we’d love to see your picture of your special mum taken from anywhere around East Devon. So if you would like to enter then simply upload your shots, together with a special message for your mum, to the iwitness24 East Devon photo-challenge group.

Storm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna ChildsStorm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna Childs

Storm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna ChildsStorm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna Childs

Storm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna ChildsStorm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna Childs

Storm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna ChildsStorm Emma hits Exmouth and the scene is all white. Picture: Anna Childs

I thought I had walked into Narnia at Windsor Gardens, Seaton! Picture: Janet PowellI thought I had walked into Narnia at Windsor Gardens, Seaton! Picture: Janet Powell

Just a glimpse of the magic of ice! Picture: Janet PowellJust a glimpse of the magic of ice! Picture: Janet Powell

Ice formed on every branch of our corkscrew tree giving a Jackson Pollock look. Picture: Peter Brian CarrollIce formed on every branch of our corkscrew tree giving a Jackson Pollock look. Picture: Peter Brian Carroll

These are just a few taken during the collision of storm Emma and the Beast from the East. Picture: Darren ChesterThese are just a few taken during the collision of storm Emma and the Beast from the East. Picture: Darren Chester

These are just a few taken during the collision of storm Emma and the Beast from the East. Picture: Darren ChesterThese are just a few taken during the collision of storm Emma and the Beast from the East. Picture: Darren Chester

Ice formations around rocks in the shallow river in Gittisham. Picture: Lazz HewingsIce formations around rocks in the shallow river in Gittisham. Picture: Lazz Hewings

Why I couldn't get to work! Taken in Colyton. Picture: Lazz HewingsWhy I couldn't get to work! Taken in Colyton. Picture: Lazz Hewings

Taken in Colyton. The shed next door! Picture: Lazz HewingsTaken in Colyton. The shed next door! Picture: Lazz Hewings

Colyton river during the spring snow. Picture: Martin LeeColyton river during the spring snow. Picture: Martin Lee

Colyton river during the spring snow. Picture: Martin LeeColyton river during the spring snow. Picture: Martin Lee

Colyton river during the spring snow. Picture: Martin LeeColyton river during the spring snow. Picture: Martin Lee

This is how i woke up on the Friday ready for a morning of fun but the 'Big Freeze' spoiled my fun. Picture: Alix HaywardThis is how i woke up on the Friday ready for a morning of fun but the 'Big Freeze' spoiled my fun. Picture: Alix Hayward

Love photography, but you don't get to see snow on the beach very often. Picture: Ian HumphriesLove photography, but you don't get to see snow on the beach very often. Picture: Ian Humphries

Love photography, but you don't get to see snow on the beach very often. Picture: Ian HumphriesLove photography, but you don't get to see snow on the beach very often. Picture: Ian Humphries

I was walking through Manor Gardens, Exmouth on Friday 2nd March 2018. Picture: Luke EveleighI was walking through Manor Gardens, Exmouth on Friday 2nd March 2018. Picture: Luke Eveleigh

I was passing by the footpath to Lower Halsdon on Thursday 1st March 2018, on a snowy day. Picture: Luke EveleighI was passing by the footpath to Lower Halsdon on Thursday 1st March 2018, on a snowy day. Picture: Luke Eveleigh

Icicles frozen on a leaf. Picture: Charlotte WellingtonIcicles frozen on a leaf. Picture: Charlotte Wellington

few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemorefew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Man tries to get home. Picture: Malcolm McCoskeryMan tries to get home. Picture: Malcolm McCoskery

A lovely walk in the snow. Picture: Kim RowdenA lovely walk in the snow. Picture: Kim Rowden

few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemorefew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemorefew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemorefew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Icicles hanging from the farm roof. Picture: Lycia MooreIcicles hanging from the farm roof. Picture: Lycia Moore

Frozen rain on grasses. Picture: Lycia MooreFrozen rain on grasses. Picture: Lycia Moore

Icicles and frozen rain on our pergola in Colyton. Picture: Lycia MooreIcicles and frozen rain on our pergola in Colyton. Picture: Lycia Moore

Freezing rain halts Spring in its tracks. Picture: Laura ThompsonFreezing rain halts Spring in its tracks. Picture: Laura Thompson

Exmouth’s Own Ice Age 2018. Picture: Claire MorrisExmouth’s Own Ice Age 2018. Picture: Claire Morris

Spring high tide meets snowy conditions. Picture: Laura ThompsonSpring high tide meets snowy conditions. Picture: Laura Thompson

few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemorefew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemorefew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Gritting in Sidbury. Picture: Gavin CookGritting in Sidbury. Picture: Gavin Cook

Snow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerSnow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason SedgemoreFew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason SedgemoreFew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Snow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerSnow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason SedgemoreFew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Snow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerSnow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Snow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerSnow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason SedgemoreFew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason SedgemoreFew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

When the beast from the east hit sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerWhen the beast from the east hit sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason SedgemoreFew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Picture: Jason SedgemorePicture: Jason Sedgemore

When the beast from the east hit sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerWhen the beast from the east hit sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Few photos from the snow. Picture: Jason SedgemoreFew photos from the snow. Picture: Jason Sedgemore

Bicton Park. Picture: Naomi WelsmanBicton Park. Picture: Naomi Welsman

Bicton Park. Picture: Naomi WelsmanBicton Park. Picture: Naomi Welsman

Bicton Park. Picture: Naomi WelsmanBicton Park. Picture: Naomi Welsman

Our bird table in the garden after storm Emma. Picture: Kerrie HowardOur bird table in the garden after storm Emma. Picture: Kerrie Howard

Taken in Sidbury after storm Emma. Picture: Kerrie HowardTaken in Sidbury after storm Emma. Picture: Kerrie Howard

All of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason WyattAll of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason Wyatt

All of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason WyattAll of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason Wyatt

All of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason WyattAll of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason Wyatt

All of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason WyattAll of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason Wyatt

All of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason WyattAll of these photos were taken by me over the couple of days that we had Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. I dont use any fancy cameras, just my IPhone 7 Plus with its built in capabilities. I love nature, the countryside and capturing what other people dont always see. Picture: Jason Wyatt

A grass entombed in ice. Picture: Kerrie HowardA grass entombed in ice. Picture: Kerrie Howard

A sign in Sidbury covered in ice. Picture: Kerrie HowardA sign in Sidbury covered in ice. Picture: Kerrie Howard

Nature at its best. Picture: Kerrie HowardNature at its best. Picture: Kerrie Howard

A lovely walk through the Byes in the snow. Picture: Laura RattueA lovely walk through the Byes in the snow. Picture: Laura Rattue

A lovely walk through the Byes in the snow. Picture: Laura RattueA lovely walk through the Byes in the snow. Picture: Laura Rattue

A lovely walk through the Byes in the snow. Picture: Laura RattueA lovely walk through the Byes in the snow. Picture: Laura Rattue

A lovely walk through the Byes in the snow. Picture: Laura RattueA lovely walk through the Byes in the snow. Picture: Laura Rattue

Pictures taken on board the Stuart Line Pride of Exmouth. Picture: Mandy MillerPictures taken on board the Stuart Line Pride of Exmouth. Picture: Mandy Miller

Nature at its best. Picture: Kerrie HowardNature at its best. Picture: Kerrie Howard

Pictures taken on board the Stuart Line Pride of Exmouth. Picture: Mandy MillerPictures taken on board the Stuart Line Pride of Exmouth. Picture: Mandy Miller

Pictures taken on board the Stuart Line Pride of Exmouth. Picture: Mandy MillerPictures taken on board the Stuart Line Pride of Exmouth. Picture: Mandy Miller

House sparrow feeding. Picture: Geoff TeedHouse sparrow feeding. Picture: Geoff Teed

Redwing braving the weather. Picture: Geoff TeedRedwing braving the weather. Picture: Geoff Teed

Taken on board the Stuart Line Pride of Exmouth. Picture: Mandy MillerTaken on board the Stuart Line Pride of Exmouth. Picture: Mandy Miller

Was on a walk along exmouth beach to see the spring tide and got some shots of the humongous waves hitting exmouth seafront. Picture: Mia BrentonWas on a walk along exmouth beach to see the spring tide and got some shots of the humongous waves hitting exmouth seafront. Picture: Mia Brenton

Sidmouth 1st - 2nd March 2018 Snowfall. Picture: Charly RhodesSidmouth 1st - 2nd March 2018 Snowfall. Picture: Charly Rhodes

Snowy lanes. Picture: Sue BabbSnowy lanes. Picture: Sue Babb

Sidmouth 1st - 2nd March 2018 Snowfall. Picture: Charly RhodesSidmouth 1st - 2nd March 2018 Snowfall. Picture: Charly Rhodes

Sidmouth 1st - 2nd March 2018 Snowfall. Picture: Charly RhodesSidmouth 1st - 2nd March 2018 Snowfall. Picture: Charly Rhodes

This snowman got milk! Picture: Sue BabbThis snowman got milk! Picture: Sue Babb

This is how i woke up on the Friday ready for a morning of fun but the 'Big Freeze' spoiled my fun. Picture: Alix HaywardThis is how i woke up on the Friday ready for a morning of fun but the 'Big Freeze' spoiled my fun. Picture: Alix Hayward

Out for a walk in the snow. Picture: Sue BabbOut for a walk in the snow. Picture: Sue Babb

Snow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerSnow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Snow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerSnow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Snow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa WarnerSnow in sidmouth. Picture: Lisa Warner

Snowfall in Sidmouth. Picture: Charly RhodesSnowfall in Sidmouth. Picture: Charly Rhodes

Chris Binnie and Craig Murdoch working hard in the sun building an igloo. Picture: Katherine SheppardChris Binnie and Craig Murdoch working hard in the sun building an igloo. Picture: Katherine Sheppard

Spring high tide meets snowy conditions. Picture: Laura ThompsonSpring high tide meets snowy conditions. Picture: Laura Thompson

Blizzard conditions. Picture: Laura ThompsonBlizzard conditions. Picture: Laura Thompson

Exmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia BrentonExmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia Brenton

Exmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia BrentonExmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia Brenton

The Bicton Inn ski lodge now open! Picture: Ben HigginsThe Bicton Inn ski lodge now open! Picture: Ben Higgins

Exmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia BrentonExmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia Brenton

Exmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia BrentonExmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia Brenton

Exmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia BrentonExmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia Brenton

Exmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia BrentonExmouth snow storm. Photo by Mia Brenton

On a walk along the beach in the snow and thought I would share this photo with you. Picture: Mia Brenton On a walk along the beach in the snow and thought I would share this photo with you. Picture: Mia Brenton

I took this picture of my colleagues at Sidmouth Fire Station. They decided to throw snowballs at me. Picture: Allan KayI took this picture of my colleagues at Sidmouth Fire Station. They decided to throw snowballs at me. Picture: Allan Kay

Baking Easter Cakes while the snow settles around Exmouth, no better way to spend your day. Tilly BrentonBaking Easter Cakes while the snow settles around Exmouth, no better way to spend your day. Tilly Brenton

Baking Easter Cakes while the snow settles around Exmouth, no better way to spend your day. Tilly BrentonBaking Easter Cakes while the snow settles around Exmouth, no better way to spend your day. Tilly Brenton

Baking Easter Cakes while the snow settles around Exmouth, no better way to spend your day. Picture: Tilly BrentonBaking Easter Cakes while the snow settles around Exmouth, no better way to spend your day. Picture: Tilly Brenton

Here are some photos I took around Exmouth on Friday 2 March 2018 (the day after all the snow and the day before it all melted!.) Picture: John HuntHere are some photos I took around Exmouth on Friday 2 March 2018 (the day after all the snow and the day before it all melted!.) Picture: John Hunt

Here are some photos I took around Exmouth on Friday 2 March 2018 (the day after all the snow and the day before it all melted!.) Picture: John HuntHere are some photos I took around Exmouth on Friday 2 March 2018 (the day after all the snow and the day before it all melted!.) Picture: John Hunt

Here are some photos I took around Exmouth on Friday 2 March 2018 (the day after all the snow and the day before it all melted!.) Picture: John HuntHere are some photos I took around Exmouth on Friday 2 March 2018 (the day after all the snow and the day before it all melted!.) Picture: John Hunt

Here are some photos I took around Exmouth on Friday 2 March 2018 (the day after all the snow and the day before it all melted!.) Picture: John HuntHere are some photos I took around Exmouth on Friday 2 March 2018 (the day after all the snow and the day before it all melted!.) Picture: John Hunt

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