Wednesday 10 August 2016

Jack Frost

So you think the mornings have been cold recently? The coldest morning temperatures in Campbelltown now might get down to minus 1 or minus 2, and rarely below this. Spare a thought for the people of Campbelltown on the morning of Thursday, July 25, 1968. The temperature that morning got down to minus 5!

The Campbelltown Ingleburn News reported that it was the heaviest frost in the memory of the oldest residents. It brought many problems. Dozens of motorists found difficulty in starting their cars. Water pipes were completely frozen and many homes had to use make-shift arrangements even to boil water for a cup of tea!

Some pipes that were in shade, did not receive their normal flow of water until lunch time. The Water Board was besieged with calls about broken water meters and pipes and plumbers did a roaring trade.

Written by Andrew Allen


Campbelltown-Ingleburn News, July 30, 1968

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