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.
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Kerrie brings you Sunday night's forecast
Clear weather develops overnight into Monday. Cold days and frosty nights. Mainly dry inland - but a wintry risk continuing in the east
Icy first thing and windy, with wintry showers lingering further south, especially at the coast. Brighter elsehwere