STROLLING along Brighton seafront in manageable 12C conditions this week, it's hard to imagine that a decade ago Sussex was about to be hit by a record-breaking snowstorm.

But that is exactly what happened.

There was heavy snowfall across the county leaving the coast under a thick blanket of the white stuff.

The winter of 2010 was the coldest in the UK since Met Office records began in 1910, and it brought with it school disruption and travel chaos.

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Argus reporting from December 18 that year tells of a van slipping on the ice and smashing into a house, a jackknifed lorry, several small crashes and a three car pile-up, all before 10am.

But there was also fun to be had as Brighton swimmers braved the Baltic conditions to hobble over the snow-covered beach and take a dip.

A group of cold-weather architects were also able to sculpt an igloo at their local park.

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So, we decided to take a look back in our archives and find some of our best pictures from this freezing festive period in Sussex.

The full gallery can be seen at the top of the page.

If you have any pictures or memories from the time, we would love to hear from you!

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