In Great Britain: the big freeze of 1962-63

The Guardian [UK]
15 December 2010

A man clears ice from a frozen lake to make a space for the ducks and swans. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

A milkman doing his deliveries on skis at Earls Court, London. Photograph: Express/Getty Images

The rest of this historic essay is at  The Guardian.

And in tomorrow’s Sunday edition of the Guardian, Trains, roads and planes come to a standstill as UK freezes:

In Heathrow, stranded passengers queued for hotel rooms, payphones and even power points. The AA reported receiving 1,200 calls an hour as motorways in the north disappeared under centimetres of snow. The country had barely recovered from the first cold snap of an increasingly harsh winter when the second one arrived – and the bad weather isn’t over yet

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