The winter of 1947 was one of the hardest that Britain had ever faced. Snow, ice and freezing temperatures hit a Britain weary from six years of war, hungry, short of coal to heat our homes, mortgaged to the US. Our parents and grandparents nevertheless just carried on.
In London the buses never stopped running.
Now with a few inches of snow, TfL and the bus companies have halted all of the capital's buses. Shameful.