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The Winter of 1946-7 in Blackpool 

  The Winter of 1946-7 was one of the harshest of the 20th Century.
A cold spell towards the end of 1946 was followed in January 1947, by two months of freezing temperatures & snow.
To aggravate the situation, the National Grid couldn't supply sufficient electricity and Blackpool was one of the towns chosen by the Government to have power cuts so as to reduce coal consumption in the power stations.


Follow these external links for more information on the weather & power cuts in 1946-47:

Winter of 1946–1947 in the United Kingdom

1946-47: The Great Winter - A special report

Pathe video showing an aerial view of snow covered England, 1947

Pathe video of events in 1947