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How did the big freeze of 1962 compare with today?

Snow Scotland Christmas Eve 1962 UK

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Half a century ago the UK was in the grip of a brutal winter. How did they cope then and how does it compare with now?

The Big Freeze took hold as Lawrence of Arabia played in the nation's cinemas.

Cold weather reached the UK on 22 December 1962. Snow fell across Scotland on Christmas Eve before sweeping south. The Arctic weather didn't relent until March 1963.

 

From http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-20785406

 

As i recall my dad said it was colder and chiller than today.


I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.

H. G. Wells





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