I can just about remember this. All the photos from that time have me in a balaclava. Dont remember having time off school tho'
They mentioned that the pipes froze and people couldnt do the washing up but no mention of what they did when the loo froze. We had an outside toilet and had a parafin lamp in there to stop it freezing
We where lucky and had an inside toilet then. But I know alot of my friends who had an outside toilet. We where quite lucky then.