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Post by Maywalk on Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:19 am

Would anyone

be interested in headlines from 1947??????
This was the worst winter that the UK had ever known.
I cant get the whole page on but I can take you through the whole year.
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Post by Tan on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:20 am

Anything at all would be lovely to see our Maisie.. Thank You

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Post by Maywalk on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:22 am

OK Tan.
January, February and March on its way. Very Happy
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Post by Maywalk on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:41 am

January, February and March.

This was the worst winter that this country had ever had. I remember travelling back to London
after being evacuated during WW2 to the Midlands.
I was nearly 17 when we moved back and had started courting my hubby who was due to go
in the RAF to do his National Service.
We travelled back in the pantechnion ( furniture van ) in with the furniture, what little we had.
It was March 25th and my father 47th birthday when we moved back and it took us
ALL day to get back to London because of the floods.
It was horrendous to see dead animals floating in the water that had been
frozen to death during that dreadful winter.





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Post by Tan on Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:03 am

I often wonder how it must feel after being evacuated then being able to finally go back home, but then most likely seeing many buildings, etc, no longer there, or just a pile of rubble.

My Mum, Aunties, and my Grandma were evacuated from Jersey to Bromwich Street in Bolton those times, and just before they were due to go back, the option for many was that if they wanted to they could stay there, I heard some did, but my family went back home again, as of course it was home for them to go back.

Also I think when all had to use the Air-Raid shelters, there must have been some fear of what will be seen once they all came back out again.
But I suppose too these times as much as scary, were sort of the 'norm' with all that happened, but still such unsure times as well.

Such a long time to get back then for you, I expect the travelling in the van was a bit bumpy, and uncomfy, but at least you were all together, and going home. hug

It surely would have been awful to see those dead animals due to the terrible winter, I wonder too a lot of people as well might have died due to the bitter cold, as naturally no central heating in those days to keep them as warm as possible.

All that built-up rubbish due to the strikes must have been awful to see, and smell of course, hope that strike ended fairly quickly in Glasgow, as I imagine a lot of other places too, as one goes out, they nearly all follow suit.

So much affected by that cold winter as written there in the snippet, all the struggles of wartime, and then have to contend with that as well, as all that follows with bad weather, as the terrible floods too.
Plus the food rationing as well.

Thank you for showing these for us our Maisie.


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Post by Maywalk on Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:39 am





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Post by Nev on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:11 am

They all are from the year before I arrived on this planet, but remember my parents telling me about it.
The winter saw a tram stuck in a snow drift at the worst period, yet the summer was the hottest heat wave ever recorded, all are in those different news stories of course.

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Post by nordog on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:28 pm

I was told by the sons of the farmer that I worked for at 13 that they could walk over to a field and at one point they would have been twenty feet off the ground were ground dipped the 30 foot hedge was growing. And I was looking at it in 1957.
I tried finding the news real of 47 but found 63 snow..
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Post by June on Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:59 pm


I was three at the time but my mum told me all about it, and the war, when I was older.

Terrible times they were.
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