If you live in the UK you won’t need me to tell you that we have snow. Nor will you need me to mention that 1963 was the year of the Big Freeze when snow and ice covered the land for 3 months. Without this fact, and the fact that this event was half a century ago, the mainstream TV channels would be finding it difficult to fill their air-time.
I can remember the event. (Regular readers will remember that I about 175 years old). It wasn’t as difficult for us as in other parts of the country. Wales and the West was very badly affected. This has been portrayed well by film and commentary from the period, but there is one thing that I remember that has not been mentioned.
My memory is that the snow was so deep that roads became obliterated. It was so difficult to find a way on foot that people walked on hedges. I’m sure this was reported in newspapers of the day. So, my question is….. am I right? Does anyone else remember that? Why hasn’t it been mentioned on TV because that would be a very graphic illustration of the event?
Answers on a postcard…….. or in the comments box below. Sorry, no prizes, and yes, there were three questions in the end……
Have a safe day wherever you are.