Geoff and Barbara Phillips on Winter ’62-63
And then in the ’62, ’63 winter, oh boy, now that was, they say, that snowed, that was. That was a good’un. And you used to have to take milk churns to Newport and the tractor was an open tractor, no cab or anything and you used to go across fields and things and take the milk from us and from Thorncross, into Newport and that was cold wasn’t it?
Yes, it was frozen up here for six weeks here, weren’t we? We didn’t have water in the bungalow for six weeks and three days and we had one tap down the farm running, we left it running, where the cows were because it was warmer down there and everything, we had all these animals, chickens, poultry and here, up here, everything had to come from that one tap. Yes because it was frozen up wasn’t it, solid, yes, God, yes.