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winter 1962/63 (The snow seemed to last forever. I remember sledging down the hills on tin tea trays, but it was too deep to play in for a long time)

Streets of Quebec City in the winter, about Photography by Louis Prudent Vallée

"Une rue enneigée de Québec (Québec, Canada) à l'hiver 1872. Il s'agit de la rue aujourd'hui nommée Saint-Patrick (Saint-Patrice) [...]. Sur la photo, la rue est vue en direction ouest. On distingue dans le coin supérieur droit de la photo les deux clochers de l'ancienne église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, qui sera détruite dans l'incendie de 1881. Tout le quartier fut détruit lors de l'incendie de 1881. La rue ne ressemble plus aujourd'hui à ce qu'on voit sur cette photo."

I lived in Quebec City during the crazy storm in March Quebec City (Winter Source: L. Vallée / Library and Archives Canada /

Before Bins got Wheels

I remember the bin men coming down the path to our back garden and heaving that heavy metal bin onto their shoulder and taking it out to the truck. Incredible when you think about it now and something you most definitely took for granted back then.

"Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison throws herself under King George V's horse in 1913" ~ she was protesting to get women the vote. I remember learning about her in History at secondary school and being much more impressed with her than i ever was with Henry the 8th or other 'significant' individuals in Britain's history

Self-immolation: a clutch at freedom, and the end of history

Emily Wilding Davison at the Derby 4 June 1913 A watershed for the movement for votes for women. Davison did not, apparently, intend to die when she threw herself under King George V’s horse on Derby day, 4 June

Woolworths sold loose biscuits from glass fronted 'bins'.  There was always one which contained broken biscuits at a much cheaper price.  These were the best in a child's opinion as you got some of everything!

Weigh-out biscuits were very popular at Woolworth from the until the early The picture shows the selection in the flagship Scottish store in Princes Street, Edinburgh at Christmas,

The Big Freeze 1963 lasted for 2 months and caused chaos across Britain.---------------------None of today’s nonsense of schools being closed. You got there or else.

The Big Freeze 1963 lasted for 2 months and caused chaos across Britain.---------------------None of today’s nonsense of schools being closed. I remember the snow piled high in the ditches on the way to school.

Chopper Blog

'Impossibly exotic' … children in a Lancashire village with Raleigh Chopper bikes in Photograph: Peter Pittilla/Associated News

Holding newspaper over the fireplace to help the fire 'catch hold' then the paper was thrown onto the coals to help the flames get going. I REMEMBER DOING THIS !

drawing the fire as we called it,made the fire with wood,paper and coal,set the fire alight and held a sheet of newspaper over fire to get it going.health & safety springs to mind :)

London in winter

How did the big freeze of 1962 compare with today?

An Express Dairies milkman leaves his electric powered delivery truck and takes to ski's at Earl's Court during a snowy December London,

The Big Freeze in Britain struck late 1962 and temperatures stayed below freezing permanently until March 5th 1963 !

The Big Freeze in Britain struck late 1962 and temperatures stayed below freezing permanently until March 1963 !

Red Bellied Woodpecker.  When seen at my feeder the bird was so fluffed up, I had a hard time finding it in a bird book!!

Top 8 Foods to Feed Birds During the Winter

Sometimes I miss how snow storms made such soft silence it seemed I could hear each flake fall and drift. | snow More

Charming Photos of Winter Scenery

I want everything in this picture- the house, the perfect covering of snow and the cute gate!

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