Where Christmas Really Was White
Les’s Life In Picture Postcardland
As the second and concluding part of our New Year mini series about how former Wolves favourites have been spending the festive season in distant parts of the world, we now profile Les Wilson.
Following the piece at the weekend about Bobby Gould and his family spending their winter in sun-kissed New Zealand, the temperature gage plummets as we this time go west.
Les, whose post-Molineux career is given a full airing in the Features section of this website, has been resident for many years in Vancouver, where he and wife Lois have over Christmas been making the most of the area’s heaviest snowfalls since 1964.
Their part of Western Canada is accustomed to British-style mild, wet winters but this one has been reminiscent of the severe ones several hundred miles further north or east.
“This is the worst winter on record for cold and snow,” Wilson said. “We normally have one or two snowfalls in January and the rest of the winter is very mild.
“We have had more snow this winter than the last 15 years combined. It has been unbelievable really. We now know what the rest of Canada has to endure during their long winters.”