Possibly the coldest winter on record, It
started at Christmas time, 1962 and lasted through to early March 1963.
Almost the whole of Britain was covered in snow by early New Year 1963. There were record low
temperatures at night, regular snowfalls and thick blocks of ice along the beach.
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Winter of 1962–1963 in the United Kingdom
PATHE VIDEO - SNOW IN AMERICA, SPAIN AND ENGLAND, 1963
Blocks of frozen seawater on St.Annes Beach, February