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Re: winter of 1963
Started work at the Shell Haven Refinery 27th December 1962 had to walk to Pitsea from St Leonards Avenue north end of Rectory Road to catch a bus from outside Century Cinema a No 2 … if you missed it a no 2B followed. Busses were full when no standing room left on open rear platform fortunately good traction due to a good load but five Bells roundabout always a challenge and was usual to give the Bus a shove around! …. Happy day’s lots of banter on the bus and most likely the worst snow I can remember through to 1963 although did have some heavy snow in 1985 but did not last so long.