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The winter of 1963 was the coldest of the twentieth century, in the UK, and the coldest since 1740. The second coldest was 1947, when more snow fell, but average temperatures were not as low. Click on the dates to see weather reports for that day (taken from the Manchester Guardian booklet The Long Winter 1962-3). For a text-only version of this page, go here.

Paraffin Winter is a murder mystery novel available as an ebook - see 'The Novel' page, or download the first chapter.

the winter of 1963

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