Old School Fun in the Snow

We have a bit of snow around campus and it’s getting rather chilly around here. While hanging out in the nice warm Library is always a good choice for escaping the cold, it can lead to a certain sense of cabin fever. Before DVDs and the internet, Academy students had little choice but to embrace the outdoors, even in depths of winter. From the same film we’ve shown clips from before (please see our posts Breathing New Life into Old Films and More Video from the Archives), we bring you a little taste of Exeter winter fun 1940s-style. This silent video features academy snowplows, on-campus cross-country skiing, and even a little local downhill and tobogganing on a nearby property in Kensingston that unfortunately is no longer host to such activities.