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Yellowbelly

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    Sleaford, Lincolnshire
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    All types of Music, Golf, Football, Angling
  • Weather Preferences
    Whatever we get.
  1. Heavy dew early this morning and the southern half of the sky duck egg blue and the rest cloudy. Soon all cloud covered, a few spots of rain and generally more like early October than August.
  2. Wish we could, we do a good storm, and you can see it coming and going for a long time. But I seriously doubt that you've ever had any weather that passed this way first, things just don't cross the Pennines on a South Easterly. Now there's a challenge for somone to tell me I'm wrong
  3. Hi Mokidugway, a good question, and one I asked myself when I was motivated to take an interest after an absence of a few years. I had to trawl through the thread on closing down regional discussions to find the answer. Expected to find that Lincolnshire was in the region containing Midlands or East Anglia, but no, we're specifically lumped in the rest of Northern England. Our weather is as different to most of Northern England, and particularly to your location, as it's possible to get in the British Isles. Probably get half your rainfall and half as much again sunshine. Of course, I could be a rebel and post in one of the above mentioned regions, but my time for insubordination was long ago.
  4. Not windy, not very warm, generally not raining, not a lot of sun. Not much else to say.
  5. Sleaford, Lincs saw plenty of rain, thunder, lightening and dramatic skies (our skies are big here) on Friday and Sunday. Settled the dust and stopped the harvest. Merely mobile today, no rain to speak of just a tinge of autumn in the air.
  6. Agree with you John. I'm not at all sure we could cope as well as we did then, particularly if there were problems with power supplies. Be careful what you wish for.
  7. We had a couple of instances in Lincolnshire in the 1963 winter, amazing to see houses, wires, trees and roads covered in a glaze. In todays terms it would have only been two or three millimetres thick, but it's dangerous stuff.
  8. Perhaps the point is that a week later we had the first cold plunge. Try the archived chart on Wetterzenrale for 19th November 1962, which would cause at least mild hysteria now. Not the proper start of that legendary winter, but an early taste of what was to come.
  9. I'm sure we have this or similar threads every year. Mr Data will (or maybe has already) be able to provide charts and a description, in his usual thorough and entertaining way. I just wanted to try and get the 'human interest' angle, perhaps I'm a frustrated journalist. Anyway, the descriptions of what life was like, the ice inside windows, the frozen washing, the open fires, the struggle to heat water are some sort of social document, and a measure of how much things have changed in the last 40 years.
  10. An incredible month. Most sources give it as the coldest December last century, despite starting and ending relatively mild. Lying snow in quantity for many on Christmas Day, but not falling snow, so technically not a white Christmas. The snow from the falls around 8th to 10th never shifted, temperatures near freezing by day fell away rapidly after dark. Diesel froze, buses did not run, ice rutted on major roads, football and racing cancelled wholesale. Most members will already know, however newcomers to Trevor Harley's website on British weather will find it entertaining, not least for his description of December 1981. But don't quote from it without the owners permission. Any good search engine will find it.
  11. No, I'm not THE yellowbelly, just A yellowbelly as is anyone born in Lincolnshire, though some would say only if you're from the fen country where the skies are wide and the east wind goes straight through, though not as often as it used to. Edit - drgl - amazing pictures, thanks for sharing them.
  12. Wonderful memories, it's great to have the personal touch on that unforgettable time, you've really brought it to life again. I remember being on the chalet roofs at Butlins, Skegness in a blizzard, helping measure up for some re-roofing, I never expected to be that cold again..............and until December 1981, I wasn't. But that's another story. And also thanks to whoever moved the topic to where it would be seen.
  13. I admit it, I love cold and snow. Just a child at heart. The winter of 1962/63 will always be with me. But unless you're 43 you weren't even alive. It was my first year at work in Lincoln, my abiding memory is of the Brayford Pool near the city centre being frozen for weeks, we went for a stroll on it during lunch break. Anyone else like to admit remembering those days, were you at school or work, and what is your clearest memory ? And if anyone has memories of 1947, share them. I was alive but in my pram.
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