Has TV reached Devon yet?

Perhaps not:

Let’s hope this coming winter is less of a trial than the last; its impact – the coldest in 30 years – is only now being realised, with a 10% increase in the local birth-rate during September and October.

My siblings were born in Oct and Dec. Myself, in March….in Devon.

Was summer 1962 particularly cold?

7 thoughts on “Has TV reached Devon yet?”

  1. No, but the winter was – at least in Windsor. The Great Freeze of ’62-63… ‘It started at Christmas time and lasted through to early March, with record low temperatures at night, regular snowfalls and thick ice from bank to bank across the Thames at Windsor and upstream such that thoughts turned to ox roasts and Frost Fairs on the ice as depicted in paintings from earlier centuries.’

  2. Summer 1976 was glorious; hot, long lazy days and for those of us lucky enough to have been head over heels in love that summer – as only a young couple can be – spending time in the cool, quiet depths of the local woodland and lakeside was wonderful. And athletic 🙂 . I wouldn’t be surprised if there was indeed a bit of an brat explosion in H1 of 1977.

    Oh yes. Happy times.

  3. remembers 1976 and the sight of the scorched outfield at the Oval as Amiss and Richards made contrasting double centuries and Holding took 14 wickets without resorting to the witless thuggery of Old Trafford, for which he should be truly ashamed.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    formertory – “Summer 1976 was glorious; hot, long lazy days and for those of us lucky enough to have been head over heels in love that summer”

    So maybe the milkman was often so hot that he was invited in for a long cool glass of something refreshing?

  5. London weather, but the closest I could find:

    June 1962:
    Mean Temperature 14.6°C
    “with winds predominantly from a north or northwesterly direction, temperatures in June were mostly low both by day and by night. On the 1st, the maximum was only 12.5°C”

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