Is this the county's first October snowman?
COULD this be the first snowman built in Gloucestershire in October?
Staff at winter special effects experts Snow Business are guaranteeing a white Christmas and real flakes at any time of the year, thanks to its machine which makes real snow, delivered to the door.
The Ebley-based firm is well known as the firm behind snow effects for hundreds of TV shows and films including Band of Brothers, Die Another Day, and The Day After Tomorrow.
But after 25 years of creating effects with more than 100 different kinds of snows made of paper and plastic and much more besides, it's now supplying real fresh snow to customers looking to create their own piece of Christmas magic.
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Scientists from the Gloucestershire-based firm use a mixture of nitrogen, air and water to produce the natural snow which is then packed in insulated boxes and shipped direct to the doorstep for a snowman, sledging run or snowball fight.
"Snow Business has more than 25 years' experience working with the film and television industry creating the right effects for snow scenes," said Darcey Crownshaw, managing director.
"We have led the way in snow science and now our technicians have developed this service for the perfect Christmas present.
"Whatever the weather this year you can guarantee a white Christmas. Once we've delivered your snow order the only limit after that is your imagination."
Customers can have anything from one box to 300 boxes of real fresh snow delivered direct to their door. For larger quantities, Snow Business has the capability to make snow on-site.
"We've worked on some of the biggest films in the business, from Narnia to James Bond. Everyone knows what a magical effect snow can have," said Darcey, who founded the business on a kitchen table and turned it into the world leader in its field.
He converted the former Ebley Corn Mill into the Snow Mill, a headquarters for the firm which has offices across the globe, 10 years ago.
The firm has provided snow for films including the Harry Potter series and many television adverts.
To find out more about the new product, visit www.real freshsnow.co.uk or call 01453 840 077.