The Big Freeze of 1963

It's fifty years since the big freeze of 1963, one of the coldest winters on record in the UK.

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Do you remember the Big Freeze of 1963?

Lakes and rivers froze during January 1963 Credit: PA Archive

It's fifty years since the winter of 1963 - one of the coldest winters on record in the UK. Temperatures plummeted, we had snow on the ground for more than five weeks and lakes and rivers began to freeze over.

All very different from the mild temperatures we are experiencing currently.

Now some of us are old enough to remember January 1963. We're asking for people's memories of the big freeze. Or do you have older relatives who might have lived through it and have a story to tell?

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