YOU'VE probably seen enough snow in the last week to last you through until at least next winter.

Well, sorry and all that, but we've got a few more snow photographs (and stories) for you today. Not from this winter, of course, but winters past.

It is often the remote, upland areas of Yorkshire that suffer the most when the weather turns Arctic. So several of our 'favourite' snow photos down the years show farming scenes.

We start with a couple of classics by the great John Giles, taken during the harsh winter of early 1986 when John, the legendary Press Association photographer, was still working for the Yorkshire Evening Press.

One, taken on February 8 that year, shows farmer Chris Arnott of Acklam near Malton carrying a bale of hay on his back through thick snow to feed his sheep. "There's a road somewhere under all that snow," says the caption. "Farmer Chris Arnott... normally takes feed for his stock along this lane by tractor. But after the heavy snowfalls and drifting on the Wolds he now has to battle on foot to get the feed through."

Another John Giles photo, taken a month earlier, shows farmer Tony Knowles checking his sheep before feeding them silage brought by tractor from his farm at Carlton Husthwaite. "He is having to make twice daily treks to feed livestock because of heavy snowfalls," the caption says.

The winter of 1984 was equally severe - with heavy snow falling on January 3, then again on January 13, 14, 15 and 22. By January 24, farmer John Nickols, of Gills Farm near Fridaythorpe, was out on the Wolds at dawn in waist-deep snow looking for 180 of his sheep which had gone missing. He feared many of his Swaledales may have taken shelter under hedges and become buried in the snow. Our photo shows him feeding some of the sheep he could find.

The other thing to be hit hard by heavy snow, of course, is transport. We have a couple of wonderful photographs (wonderful, that is, as long as you weren't the person who got stuck) showing snowbound roads around York. One, dating from December 1968, shows a car almost buried in a deep drift on the road to Castle Howard. Another, from March 1988, shows a queue of traffic halted at the bottom of Garrowby Hill waiting for snow ploughs to clear the steep road. "Snow drifts and strong winds blocked roads and hit motorists across North and East Yorkshire as blizzards swept the county today," went the Yorkshire Evening Press story accompanying this photograph. "The northerly wind gusted almost to gale force and whipped the snow into drifts three to four feet deep on the Wolds."

One effect of snow can be to create unusual, almost abstract patterns as familiar views are obscured or changed. A great example of this is our next photograph, which shows railway workers marching to work through the snow in January 1985. The railway lines, signals and rolling stock create a looping, almost mathematical pattern outlined against the white background. There's nothing on the photograph, sadly, to indicate where it was taken. We assume it was somewhere behind York Railway Station - but do any readers recognise it?

One of the worst winters in living memory, of course, was that on January and February 1947. It preceded severe floods later in the year - but for those living through it, the 'Big Freeze', as it was known, was quite enough to deal with at the time.

We have no original photographs from that winter, sadly - but we do have scans of some of the front pages of the Yorkshire Evening Press, which record the impact of the Freeze. "Drifts isolate villages and farms," read the headline of February 4, warning of snow drifts up to eight feet deep and of conditions up on the Wolds that were 'indescribable'.

By the following day, things had got worse. "Rescue villagers facing bread and water shortage: search parties out for three missing people," ran the headline above a story about the villagers in North Newbald in the East Riding sharing their scanty supplies with 78 women from Hull who had got stranded on the edge of the village when their buses got stuck in snowdrifts.

These stories are dramatic enough. But some of the other, unrelated stories from the pages of the Yorkshire Evening Press of the time are every bit as fascinating.

"Women teachers are indignant" said a headline on page 3 of the Yorkshire Evening Press on January 1, 1947. "The National Union of Women Teachers, at their annual conference today...voiced their protests that equal pay was not yet theirs.". How things have changed...

On the same page was a great story about York's first post-war prefab houses. "Staff Sergeant Fred Thackeray wrote every month from 1941 from different parts of the world to York Housing Department, reminding them of his need of a house after the war," the story went. "Today, on demobilisation leave, he was showing the Lord Mayor of York, Alderman F Gaines, around his new home - 76 Woodley Avenue, Carr Lane, Acomb, the first permanent Howard-type prefab completed in the city."

That's such a good story in so many ways. Good for you, Staff Sergeant Fred.

Stephen Lewis