Saturday, 27 November 2010

The Snow and Power Cuts in the 1970s

Whilst walking today in the snow with my daughter she remembered a time when the car got stuck as we were going to visit her grandparents because our electricity had gone off. I was telling her about the 1970s when there was an enforced three day working week and power cuts were introduced due to a shortage in the electricity supply brought about by miners'strikes. As we were one of the few houses to have a gas cooker, my Gran was called upon to boil pots of water so that our neighbours could make a cup of tea. I can remember vividly sitting around candles, singing songs and playing cards. I was never in the Scouts or Boys Brigade but this was bit like going on camp - it was great fun!


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