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When I was five....the Great Freeze of ‘63 1 month 2 days ago #3526610

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We always had plenty of coal and a warm house. Dad was a miner. In the winter of 1963 people were stealing coal out of coal sheds and from the coal trucks standing in the siding.
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WE never seemed to go short ,thankfully .lol
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I don't recall it, I was 3 and living in Turkey
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Aida wrote: We always had plenty of coal and a warm house. Dad was a miner. In the winter of 1963 people were stealing coal out of coal sheds and from the coal trucks standing in the siding.


When I was younger I remember miners got a monthly coal allowance as part of their benefits.

A big lorry would tip a big pile of coal outside each miner's house and then they had to shovel into their coal stores.
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When I was five....the Great Freeze of ‘63 1 month 2 days ago #3526836

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MoonlitRoads63 wrote: I missed this winter. As I wasn't born until the spring I was warm and cosy inside my mother at the time smile.png





Like you,I wasn’t born for a few more years later.
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Ivorbigwedge wrote:

Aida wrote: We always had plenty of coal and a warm house. Dad was a miner. In the winter of 1963 people were stealing coal out of coal sheds and from the coal trucks standing in the siding.


When I was younger I remember miners got a monthly coal allowance as part of their benefits.

A big lorry would tip a big pile of coal outside each miner's house and then they had to shovel into their coal stores.


My dad used to pay a retired ex miner to put our concessionary coal in the shed. We also gave some of our coal to a relative who was in need. We considered ourselves to be ‘fuel rich’ . That winter everybody was freezing. It seemed to drag on and on.
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When I was five....the Great Freeze of ‘63 1 month 5 hours ago #3527575

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Here in Yorkshire we had to get our extra thick string vests out
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I loved all that snow. And have a black and white photo, of building a snowman, in our local park. My golden Labrador is sitting looking lovingly up at me .

I built the tall snowman, with outspread skinny arms, and when I look at that photo now, I ponder. on why I did that.
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the Great Freeze of ‘63

Funny how the mind works. Those words made me think of an episode of The Vicar of Dibley, that I saw recently. Where Owen, Jim, & Frank were talking about the things like the great freeze of 48, or the great snow of 52, and David listening to all of this boring talk, claimed that he was going to die from the great bore of 94.
Remembering my British ancestors: Their surnames were: Rowland, Wilkinson, & Lowell (Lowle).
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When I was five....the Great Freeze of ‘63 3 weeks 5 days ago #3529427

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We were visiting friends - the snow started at 2.00 pm on Boxing Day - we pushed the baby home.
The freeze lasted until March 1964 with more snow freezing, on frozen snow - some 4 ft 6 in high - the top of some railings.
March 1964 - I watched the river freeze right over - the last 6 feet - from a giant crane - what a sight !
I like others - still biked to work then - carrying our bikes - to the main road - then avoiding the ruts - to work - 5 mile away.
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