Bygones: Memories of the winter of 1963
IN THE middle of the recent freeze-up, one is reminded of the very bad winter of 1963, writes Mr T Hall, of Willing Way, Grimsby.
It started in about November and lasted well in to March of that year.
I was living at a place called Somerton Castle at the time, miles from anywhere.
We went days without basic food and sometimes hardly any heating as we had a coal fire.
30% off on our collection range and other selected fabrics. alternatively call 809887 and we will bring our samples to you for our friendly hassle free quote.
Contact: 01472 809887
Valid until: Saturday, July 13 2013
No lorries could get through as the roads were blocked and tradesmen couldn't deliver food either.
I was working on the farm at the time and remember we had to take buckets of hot water to melt the ice in the water troughs so the animals could have a drink.
There was not much TV then so we used to go to bed at 8pm to keep warm. If my memory serves me right we had a boiling hot summer that year. Maybe a good omen for this year?