Big Freeze


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Big Freeze

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The couple, of Charlewood Road, Whitmore Park, wrote in after reading our article on the big freeze from that year.
The big freeze had seen temperatures fall as low as -19C and there were reports of 15ft snowdrifts.
Now it is being revisited almost 50 years later by Chris Packham, who looks at the effects of the big freeze and its impact on the country's wildlife and how we would cope if similar weather patterns were repeated.
THE big freeze has claimed tonight's rearranged William Hill Scottish Cup ties as its latest victim.
And forecasters warned there could be a big freeze in December as bad as those in 2009 and 2010.
Experts fanned fears of a repeat of the big freeze by revealing indications of a recurrence of the pattern which caused the chill - high pressure cutting off mild Atlantic air.
Summary: The UK is expecting another arctic blast of snow, as the big freeze shows no sign of melting away.
BOOKIES slashed the odds of a white Christmas yesterday as Britain was gripped by the big freeze.
28 515m The Big Freeze Standard (division C) 1 Boogie On Jazz (E J Crow, Unatt) 2 Toby Shaw Fella (L J Pruhs, Unatt) 3 Westmead Maldini (N Savva, Hnlow) 4 Greenacre Josh (m) (B A Clemenson, Hove) 5 Fork Handles (m) (D D Knight, Hove) 6 Droopys Doctor (w) (D Childs, Unatt) 11.
EasyJet said higher fuel prices and uncertain economic conditions would make 2011 a tough year, after the British low-cost airline took a 31 million pound hit from the big freeze and strikes late last year.
I READ the letter from T Soames, (December 30) about all the potholes on the roads, presumably a consequence of the recent big freeze and all the grit put down to keep the roads moving.
The big freeze of 1963 rivals that of the one we're going through today and picture 3 shows how it impacted on the river at Ovingham.