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SNOW captured the imagination of a reader who teaches children Roman history.

Virginia Kennington, 49, of Coniston Close, Leverstock Green, moulded the snow until it ended up as a plinth with an eagle on top.

She then rushed to add a cat and Latin initials SPQR of the Roman Senate, Senatus Populusque Romanus.

But Ms Kennington – who teaches eight-year-olds at the Verulamium Museum in St Albans – said it was originally going to be Rapunzel’s Tower from new Disney film Tangled.

“I then realised it was sort of squaring off and my ideas kept growing and it turned into a mausoleum,” she said.

Ms Kennington said on one night she was woken by a camera flash as a passer-by photographed her work.

“I love it when people go past and it makes people smile. If it makes people smile, that is everything,” she said.