The winter of 1946-47 was certainly a bad one.
They had to send out search parties for missing trains and bus/train travellers were often stranded overnight (as happened in SE England last night).
We’ve been reading about this epic winter in the Archive, and were amazed to see that flame-throwers were considered as a possible solution (and some tests were even carried out!) to counter the snow and ice.
Hull Daily Mail – Tuesday 11 February 1947
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