In 1918, the weather brought heavy snow, followed by a rapid thaw and the banks of the River Blackwater in Kelvedon were breached. The worst flooding could be remembered as "the water exceeded anything previously remembered". In January 1987, the weather gave Essex a real taste of Siberia. Snowfall was so severe that the county was paralysed, and villages, such as Kelvedon, were cut off from the outside world. The snow was so bad that people could walk along the tops of hedgerows in the freezing weather.

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