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.
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The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of heavy rain for the region which is valid from 3pm Sunday until 3pm Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty, and at present, Christmas Day itself looks like being cold and clear with a few wintry showers