River Thames frozen, London, winter 1894-1895.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Photograph by Colonel Gale, showing a view of the Thames thick with ice, with Tower Bridge visible through the mist in the background. The winter of 1894-1895 was particularly severe in England. The cold spell lasted from the end of December 1894 until early March 1895. In early February the Thames in London was choked by ice floes, some of them apparently up to 7 feet thick, and the non-tidal section of the river further upstream froze over completely.