Perhaps the most outstanding April snow event occurred in 1981 when there was significant snowfall widely from the 24th to the 28th. On 25 April over 30cm of snow was recorded over the high ground of the Pennines, with 29cm in Sheffield and 26cm in Buxton. The following day 25cm of snow was recorded at Okehampton, Devon, with 20cm at Blaisdon, Gloucestershire and 14cm at Corsham, Wiltshire. The heavy snowfall with blizzard conditions led to disruption to power supplies and travel.UKMO
This particular article from the Met Office site entitled Snow in late April, more common than you may think caught my eye. As we were living in Sheffield during at that time I should remember it clearly, but alas I don’t. It may have been the occasion when I had to trudge the 4.5 miles for an afternoon shift at BSC Tinsley Park, when the usual excellent bus service that Sheffield once had, had ground to a halt. I am guessing that this was the day, but I can’t remember for certain, or even if I had to walk home at the end of the shift! With the modern wonders of the internet I can now see exactly where and how far I walked, but the rolling mills at Tinsley have long since gone.