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  • "I was in the 3rd year at junior school during the big freeze in the winter of 1962/63 and we never shut down for even an hour, and the snow was much worse than it currently is, plus it stayed deep & crisp & even on the ground for several weeks. Also, our parents didn't deliver us to school in the four-by-four....we had two feet so used them, those feet being encased in non-slip furry boots. Other fashion accessories were duffle coats, idiot mittens and those little hand-knitted woolly bonnets with ear flaps."
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Essex school closures

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Appleton School, Benfleet. Open from 10am.

Billericay School. Open from 11am. Check the school's website.

Canewdon Endowed Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School and Nursery.

Colchester County High School for Girls.

De La Salle School, Basildon.

Deanes School, Thundersley.

Enchanted Wood Day Nursery, Thundersley.

The Endeavour School, Brentwood.

Friars Grove Primary School, Colchester.

Glenwood Special School, Thundersley.

Hamford Primary School, Walton.

James Hornsby, Basildon.

King Edmund School, Rochford. Open from 10.30am. Check school website.

Kingsdown, Eastwood near Southend.

Laindon Park Primary Schoo, Basildon.

Lancaster Special School, Southend.

Mayflower High School, Billericay. Open from 11am.

Moulsham Infant and Junior School, Chelmsford.

Pioneer, Basildon.

Porters Grange, Southend.

Priory School, Southend.

Queen Boudica Primary School, Colchester.

Ramsey College, Halstead.

Ramsden Hall School, Billericay Southview School, Witham St Benedict's College, Colchester.

Richmond Avenue Primary School, Southend.

Stambridge Primary School, Rochford district.

White Court School & Early Years, Braintree.

Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery, Colchester.

Woodlands School, Basildon.

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