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What was the weather in Britain of 1946?

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2008-04-01 13:25:11

Summer was fairly average but the winter of 1946-1947 was the

coldest winter in living memory with people and animals dying of

cold across the country and snowdrifts up to 21 feet deep cutting

off towns and villages. The sea froze and in some areas petrol

froze in buses so that transport was difficult. Over half the sheep

and cattle died in the fields because it wasn't possible to get

fodder to them.

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