7th January 1963

"At Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, the temperature fell to -22deg.C.  It was
noticed that sheep were being eaten alive by foxes on Dartmoor and it was
feared that hungry ponies might attack people carrying food in the New
Forest.  At Billesdon, in Leicestershire, dustbins began to freeze on to the
fingers of the dustmen"

8th January 1963

"The rearranged F.A. Cup Ties were again postponed; 145 out of 211 Cup and
League fixtures had suffered this fate in 19 days.  It was decided to move
the final England Rugby Union trial from Twickenham to Torquay, where things
might be balmier.  In Scotland aircraft dropped 96 bales of hay to animals
near Hawick"

 

January 9th 1963

"The chief operations engineer of the Central Electricity Generating Board
said that the London area survived its peak demand for power "by the skin of
its teeth"."

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