December 27th

"Continuous snowfall almost everywhere, with the South getting the worst of
it.  Traffic jams of up to 10 miles long were reported from many places,
mostly in Kent.  Some Southern Region trains cancelled, others delayed.
British European Airways had to cancel 37 flights from London Airport and
there were 10in of snow on the runway at Gatwick"

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