Hi Rob - loads of kids out sledging at Merchants of
Edinburgh Golf Club yesterday (around the back of where I stay).
1947 was of course a famously cold winter in the whole UK.
I'm not doubting at all what you say but there is a difference between personal recollections of the past and what the temperature and other records tell us.
Quite a bit of snow so far this winter but who knows what the next three months will bring.