It's been colder!

So you think this winter has been bad! These pictures show how, in 1963, the River Torridge at Bideford froze over to such an extent that there were fears the pressure might cause damage to the town's historic bridge. Bideford Bridge Trust paid unemployed

So you think this winter has been bad!These pictures show how, in 1963, the River Torridge at Bideford froze over to such an extent that there were fears the pressure might cause damage to the town's historic bridge.Bideford Bridge Trust paid unemployed men to break up the ice with scaffold poles and their pictures were featured on the front page of the then Bideford Gazette, forerunner of the current North Devon Gazette.

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