"Snow fell throughout the country and roads were "exceptionally dangerous"
everywhere except in Devon and Cornwall. Nineteen of the 46 Football League
games were postponed and three others abandoned; The Rugby League programme
was wiped out; only three major Rugby Union Matches were played; all racing
was cancelled. In the North-west candles were lit after widespread power
failures. But Bournemouth was the coldest in the country with -8deg. C.
The sea froze for only the second time in 25 years."
As reported in the Manchester Guardian booklet - "The Long Winter 1962-63"