Snow covers the iconic row of red telephone boxes in Preston city centre during the winter of 2010
Snow covers the iconic row of red telephone boxes in Preston city centre during the winter of 2010

When was Preston's coldest winter? Readers share their memories with 20 snow scenes

As the temperatures dip we asked readers about the coldest winters in their lifetime.

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 3:45 pm

The notorious winter of 1963 came up again and again. It was the year which saw massive snow drifts and the rare event of the sea freezing over off the Fylde Coast.

The winter of 1947 is described as being the hardest in living memory, some readers remembered the bitterly cold winds which swept the region. And in more recent times, the winter of 2009-2010 which was recognised as being the coldest in decades. Other notable times were in the 70s and 80s.

These photos show some of the most memorable winters on record with readers' memories. Which winter do you remember as being a cold one? Email: [email protected]

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