Saturday 23 September 2017

WATCH: Incredible footage shows Ireland's largest Lough frozen thick enough to hold the weight of a car

NI Screen Digital Film Archive and UTV Archive

Fascinating footage of dancers, dogs and even Mini Cooper cars making their way across a frozen Lough Neagh during the Big Freeze of 1963 has re-emerged.

The footage from the UTV Archive and Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive, digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project, shows the lighter side of the severe weather which battered the province from just after Christmas in 1962 lasting some eight weeks.

Courtesy of NI Screen Digital Film Archive and UTV Archive

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