Thursday, 12 February 2009

The Great Freeze of 1964



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the winter of 1964 was a hard one, here is the evidence
My father - JP- le bodger and I are walking 
along the Hampton promenade in Herne Bay in Kent
the sea is frozen
Butch our lovely Jack Russell is on the left enjoying the ice
Dad and I


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20 comments:

  1. Wow... It's not often the ocean freezes.

    Love the photos.

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  2. ah god, we are missing something these days with how we dress, aren't we. Look at the tip of his hat! Lovely.

    Sorry, I hardly noticed the ice.

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  3. I remember that winter - living in Hertfordshire, no central heating, huddled round the aga, ice inside the upstairs windows and deep snow - but I didn't realise the sea froze!!!

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  4. That must have been quite a cold spell. Nice to have those photos with your dad to commemorate the event.

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  5. I am intrigued by the idea, but already growing weary of the snow (not the snow itself, just having to go on with life while it plugs up transportation). This is a great PSF, I LOVE those photos.

    Your link over at Cecily's isn't working, you may want to check it (could be me and my love affair w/ bt)

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  6. Wondered where these pic were, Saz.
    You were six,pop was twenty eight. Corrrr!

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  7. Great images.

    So, i didn't imagine it then. My memory WAS correct. There were colder winters then.
    xxxx

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  8. Lovely pics Saz. Have youu seen Orlando where the Thames freezes?

    After Carlisle my Mum lived in Gillingham/Rochester in Kent until 1956 when she came to Canada.

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  9. Went to herne bay once and have never seen so many bored teenagers. Kent in general though was nice.

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  10. I keep hearing about 1964; your photos really conjur up the big freeze!

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  11. Your dad is just so chic - No wonder your mum managed to look so elegant and 'Ollywood all the time - Now I can see where you get your elegant looks, Saz!

    What beautiful memories!

    We were at the beach briefly on Sunday, and the outgoing surf had frozen on the sands - I've personally never known a winter like it - I was just 1 in 1964, what a cute little toddler you were! xox

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  12. I ought to remember this. I was 11, after all. I do remember going to school in deep snow for what seemed like days on end, so I guess that it must have been then. The ocean froze? Amazing. Great photos!

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  13. I remember it well, it was the winter we moved from the centre of Manchester to Heywood (out in the country) to a new housing estate where there were no paths just frozen mounds of soil! :0

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  14. thanks for stepping back in time with you.
    Your link on the PSF is incomplete..... missing .com don't know if it can be fixed, but wanted to you know.

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  15. I used to cherish time spent with my father. Lovely photos.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Take the weight of your feet, draw up a chair and pour yourself a cuppa. Leave your troubles at the door and together we shall ride out the storms.
I will walk a while in your shoes...

Saz x