The Manx Independent published an unusual paper 10 years ago today.

We moved sport from the back page so we could use the front and back pages to tell the story of how people had gone to help farmers rescue their animals from deep snow.

The west of the island was badly affected a few days earlier.

Our friend Paul Moulton from Isle of Man Television was also able to fly over the scene in helicopter.

Isle of Man Television coverage of the big snow