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Words of Winter. . .

20th October 2017

Winter is almost here and our gritting season starts tomorrow!

Dark and cosy nights are perfect for indulging in a good book and a film or two – and here at the Gritting Company we enjoy them as much as anyone else. As we’ve been in the ice business for over 60 years, we have been wondering how our favourite weather has been described in literature over the decades.

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America


We can agree with this one; summer always feels more satisfying after a good cold winter. Sometimes a long hot summer can cause people to doubt that the weather is ever going to get cold enough to freeze over, so we’re here to remind you to put something in place anyway. We charge on a per visit basis- so if there’s no ice and no gritting, there’s no cost.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Hibernating and sleeping through the worst of the weather is all well and good, but we can’t all sleep until the snowdrops and daffodils start popping up! Mother nature never rests, that’s why we recommend you get a Winter Maintenance plan in place before the summer sun has had a chance to fade away and leave you with the chill of regret.

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy draughts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” – J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Well October isn’t over yet and we have had the howling winds of storm Aileen and storm Brian is on his way with the driving rain. All that’s left to come are the hard frosts! We monitor those so that you don’t have to – starting tomorrow we begin receiving our custom Met Office forecasts so that we know exactly when to send out our fleet of vehicles.

Just remember:

“Winter is coming.” 

― George R.R. MartinA Game of Thrones

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