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In this archive video from 50 years ago a Tyne Tees Television crew get stuck in the snow in near Elsdon in Northumberland.
In the end they had to get a local farmer with his tractor to get them out.
You can see more on the 'Big Freeze' here.
The winter months have finally passed and spring is around the corner.
You might have thought that this past winter has been chilly - with a fair bit of snow - but it hardly compared to the winter people experienced 50 years ago.
The winter of 1962/63 was the coldest of the last century - snow arrived on Boxing Day and stayed until March.
The average temperature for the whole three months from December to February stayed below freezing for the whole time and dipped as low as -18 degrees.
Alan Bland, from West Woodburn in Northumberland, wrote to us to tell us about life working and living on a farm during the big freeze - and during the thaw that followed.
John Kirtley, from Newbottle in Houghton-Le-Spring, sent in these photographs of his family digging turnips out of the frozen ground to feed the cows at Over The Hill Farm in Houghton-Le-Spring in 1963.
Fred Ovington wrote to tell us how he had managed to escape the big freeze of 1963 and how had made himself unpopular with his family who were stuck in the snow.
Jake Patterson sent in his memories of going to school during the big freeze of 1963 and about the community spirit at the time.
Mike Carruthers from Kendal wrote to ITV about his memories of living in Windermere during the big freeze.
Ian Burrett wrote to us and sent in these pictures of the winter of 1962/1963 - the last time that the River Humber completely froze over.
"I'm not sure how often the Humber freezes but it certainly hasn’t done it since 1963.
Amazing when you consider it is tidal and therefore salt water.
Light ships were trapped in the ice for months.
We could have walked the two miles to Lincolnshire."
Sylvia Crookes from North Yorkshire remembers buying a car at the start of the big freeze and then having to keep it in storage, redundant, until the roads thawed out.