January 21st

" Seven other deaths were attributed to the weather"

22nd January 1963

"For the first time since 1947 large patches of ice were seen drifting in
the Mersey off Liverpool and pack ice was also reported from the Solent, the
Humber, and from East Anglia.  At Eastbourne the sea froze 100 feet offshore
along a two-mile stretch of the coast.  Gas supplies were cut off from
industry in South Wales after the Wales Gas Board had reported an
unprecedented demand"

As reported in the Manchester Guardian booklet "The Long Winter 1962-63"