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.
We bought our first car on New Year's Eve 1962 and drove it home as the first flakes fell.
"We put it in the brand new garage and there it stayed till Easter.
"We used to sit in it and turn the engine on, and kept a Tilley lamp under it to keep it from freezing."
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