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anotheoldgit | 11:33 Sun 24th Mar 2013 | News
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298246/UKs-coldest-spring-1963-claims-5-000-lives-Pensioners-worst-affected--experts-say-final-toll-horrendous.html

Apart from the various tragedies and inconvenience of this abysmal weather we are experiencing, some of these photographs are delightful.

The one underwritten:

Snow the Welsh town of Llangollen which was cut off by road except for four wheel drive vehicles,.

Would make a delightful Christmas card.

And what can one say about the young Lamb and Lion cub, not to mention the two delightful kiddies on their sledge.

It is ironic that that Guardsman is forced to face the elements on the first day of summer dress, one would think that they would make an exception to the rules in such unusual circumstances?


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Some of us remember the winter of 1963.

It was worse than what we are getting now. Then we had freezing snow on the ground for months

I remember hundreds and hundreds of football matches were cancelled. I think some football matches were cancelled 10 times before they were finally played.
What happened to "global warming"?
Global warming is what brings us such unusual weather. (No, I don't understand it either). Anyway, one bad winter does not show that the long term trend isn't to warming
Brilliant!
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/8209333/Britains-coldest-winters-on-record-in-pictures.html?image=9

!947 & 1940 were pretty bad also, note in the 1947 picture we used German POWs to shift the snow, would the ECHR allow that sort of thing today?
I remember a couple of winters we had in the 80s with 20' snow drifts and kids (including me) sledging down our road - happy days. That pic of Llangollen is great, it looks a bit like The Shambles in York. I bet it would look even more picturesque in the evening when the snow takes on that blueish tinge.
That guardsman looks as if he could do with a large hot toddy!
"we used German POWs to shift the snow, would the ECHR allow that sort of thing today?"

I think it might be considered a bit extreme to go to war just to get someone to clear the snow.
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rojash

/// I think it might be considered a bit extreme to go to war just to get someone to clear the snow. ///

The Government of the time went to war with the anti-immigration lobby, just to get someone to drive the buses. :0)
This is the most unseasonal snow I can remember but it still pales into insignificance compared to days of the past. Didn't it snow in Summer once, or perhaps several times, in the 50's and 60's?
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jim360

/// Didn't it snow in Summer once, or perhaps several times, in the 50's and 60's? ///

Some interesting facts of late snowfalls here.

http://www.dandantheweatherman.com/Bereklauw/latesnow.html

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