Oh yes I do. It was very cold, got married in '63. Peter
Or me. We live right out in the sticks here and I don't go out in the car in snow and ice anymore.
I remember it well. Snowed in twice (for a week or more each time), bread and milk dropped to our community from a helicopter, no electricity and going out in groups to saw down and cut up some of the Forestry Commission's stock for heating and cooking over an open fire. It was also ruddy cold!I don't remember that winter - maybe couldn't see it for the smog
I took her out in the car at 7am Saturday morning, in the snow, to get the shopping in. She had already taken the dog out and was going to walk the half mile, but I insisted on taking her. Just her walking with all the ice was bad enough, without lugging bags of shopping. The supermarkets were completely empty.
Was that empty of people or items ?
We've just come back (2130h) from visiting two different supermarkets & stocks of canned food, rice & flour were almost non-existent.
I reckon folks are expecting another lock-down, after all we are less than a month away from Christmas ... remember last year ?
As an apprentice at a Vauxhall Bedford dealer, I had to go out one winter with my mechanic to a local firm that we had a fleet contract with as none of their TK's would start due to fuel waxing. We had to get a couple of their paraffin 'rocket' space heaters and direct them under the cab to warm the engine/fuel pump up and on the fuel tank before we could start them. The cold start system in those days were a type of cigarette lighter element in the inlet manifold that dripped neat fuel into it to start a flame. When the flame was well and truly going you could start the engender, it sucked the flame in and fired up.
Remembering the old fashioned TK's, years later I once had to pick up a VW Golf diesel that had cold start problems. I had no easy-start with me so I took off the air filter cover and element and built a small fire out of paper in the housing to start it.