14th January - Today's News: More Records Broken as Sydney Swelters

Good news as severe flooding avoided in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk - the storm surge wasn't quite as bad as expected

But why did a slight dusting of snow close 11 schools?  A very good question when winters like 1979 and 1981/2 saw schools in rural areas remain open throughout.  I know - I was at them!   Even when it meant walking a mile through drifts to reach the road to stand in the bitter cold waiting for the bus ....  And teachers also had just as far to travel themselves as they do today.


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