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Roger Simmonds… I did and my sheets wet from my breath. Happy days
Nigel Goodman… Yes
Dennis Torrance… Yes lived in house no heating and blankets on bed the not so good times
Vic Williams… My wife was banging on the window saying it’s snowing it’s snowing. If she carries on much longer I suppose I’ll have to let her in .!!!!
Jennie Tocock… Yes!
Terry Hardwick… You were lucky we had no glass int widows
Sue Bennett… What about the milk coming out of the top of the bottle on the doorstep with the silver top sitting there !!
Paul Crimin… I used to get up before I went to bed, lick ‘t road clean…
Terry Hardwick… You were lucky there were 47 of us living int water tank ont rubbish tip and ave arf hanfull of cold gravel for breakfast but we wer Appy. You tell he kids today and they don’t believe you
Chris Garrod… Remember this well in the 1970s on my bedroom windows. We were made of sterner stuff back then.
Chris Meachen… Oh yes..
Ernest Ballard… Still do
Gerry Fortsch… Some people still do, if they have a roof over their head.
Richard J Porter… Daily.
Pete Prescott… Oh y y y yeeessss!
Mick Turner… “When it melted, got flooded out!”
Janine Anne Scott… Yes indeed x
Martin Stringer… You had windows?
Patricia Wapshott… Brrrr ! Remember it well .
Terry Hardwick… Cold it were so cold in our house the flames on the fire froze. Tell the kids today that and they don’t believe yer.
Mick O’Dowd… It was ssooo cold the flames on our fire froze twice. So there! Terry.
Nastassja Kaschevsky… Still did, until 4 years ago, lol!
Jan Warren… I think people are “spoiled” by central heating now, as with many other things these days?! – yeah I remember the lovely frosty patterns on the windows and the milk bottle tops popping up, but also how hard my mum worked 24/7 keeping the family fed and warm the best she could with very little money – I find that today’s people are sometimes too easy to plead “poverty”, you see them on tv with leather sofas, computers/mobiles/tv’s in every room, takeaways every night etc etc ……… makes me sooooooo angry
Gerry Fortsch… Tell that to the old aged pensioner that died alone in a freezing house with no food in the cupboard and not found for many weeks because nobody missed them.
Judy Atkinson… Oh yes! Frost fairies
Russell Field… Yup
Keith Veness… Yes
John Coleman… Freezing breath on the window pane, lying and waiting.
Barry Upton… Yes the sills got soaked when it melted
Reid McDuffie… I sure do
Michael Humphrey… 10 mins with the paraffin heater in yr room
Wendy Belton…Yes and the winter of 1962/63 when the outside walls of the house were covered in ice as well as the inside of the windows and the icicles hanging from everywhere were over a foot long! We had weeks off school that winter when the boilers broke!
Pete Prescott… I remember those days!
Lloyd Johnson… remember the 62/63 winter. I had icicles on my bedroom window and the weight of so many blankets on me that I could hardly move….
Glenn Piper… Oh yes
Biff Worsley… Yes , cold but beautiful
Stuart Moir… Many times. No double glazed pampering that the youngsters enjoy today
Jo Turner… A lot of people still do
Kay Grey… Yeah – so far, none of those ‘do you remember’ posts have asked me to think back more than a decade!
Yvonne Cleland… Brrrrrr yes x
Terry Pack… Yes. Mine have been like that a couple of times this winter because I can’t afford to put the heating on.
Robert Fisher… Yes,my Mum used to put newspaper round the wooden window frames.Those were good old days,and we never moaned.
Martin Stringer… You folks had windows?
Wendy Weaver… Yes. Especially in winter of 1962/63 when the dregs in the nightcap cups still in the bedroom were frozen hard by morning!
Mick O’Dowd… Certainly do!
Paul Buxton… Yep
Gin Genie… Yep, getting dressed under the covers
Mick Burt… Yes. Never thought anything of it It was the norm
Dawn Mann… Yes and the only heat we had was the coal fire in the front room.
Mike Waghorne… Only single glassed windows in those days remember that well scraping off the ice too see out !
Nick Bearkeeper Rowland… Yes.
Steve Thorpe… With the net curtains frozen to the glass!
Jane Pentecost-Wild… Ours are like that here all the time ! No CH in this little Casa
Mal ‘Tramp’ Dunn… Yep. Never wanted to get out of bed
Gill Ives… Oh yes
Nicola Dobson… Yes I remenber walking to school so deep
Ian Johnson… At Grandmas
Derek Johnson… Absolutely.
Deborah Ewing… Hahaha. We even had that when our daughter was a newborn baby. I used Terry squares and had to hand wash them in water boiled in a big nappy pan cos the immersion heater was broke and we couldn’t afford to fix it and we couldn’t afford a washing machine. Someone gave me a spin dryer to wring them. I kid you not! It was 1989/90!!!
Gin Genie… i had my first washing machine around then xx
Linda Holter… Yes had ice patterns on the window, my Mum had to put school clothes in the Bed as so cold!!.
John Bownas… Forget the windows… my duvet used to freeze to the wall…
Jonathan Mendenhall… i tried to see out the net curtains..they stuck to the windows and..growing up in Churchill Avenue council estate in the 70’s real, long, cold winters then.
Andrew Clifton… Yes, our old flat in St Helens Park Road. Dad made his own double glazing from a frame of wood and perspex. We also had gaps near the front door.
Andy Qunta… Yes! Brrr!
Am we… Someone mentioned duvet , we had sheets blankets and coats on the beds , hot water bottles were amazing and getting dressed in a freezing cold bathroom . Teeth chattering on the way to school in snow that was so deep it was over the Welly tops . Our grans used to have a toilet outside too . My mom used a mangle to wring hand washed items including bed linens . That was early 90s she didn’t have a washing machine before she died in 1998