As temperatures continue to drop across Cheshire and winter is well and truly on the way, we look back to when the River Dee froze.

Footage uploaded to YouTube shows Cestrians messing about on the ice in the winter of 1962-1963.

Heavy snow and thick ice meant you could cycle across the river in Chester.

We have also delved into The Chronicle archives and spotted a picture we believe was taken in 2011 when a group of youngsters was spotted engaging in the extremely dangerous activity of throwing bricks through the frozen ice on the River Dee in Sandy Lane.

These youngsters are pictured, we believe in 2011, standing on the frozen River Dee by Sandy Lane where they were seen throwing bricks through the ice
These youngsters are pictured, we believe in 2011, standing on the frozen River Dee by Sandy Lane where they were seen throwing bricks through the ice

As we announced a cold weather warning from Public Health England many Chronicle readers have been sharing their memories of the Dee freezing and snow coming to Chester.

The River Dee frozen over, year unknown
The River Dee frozen over, year unknown

Luke Everleigh said: “My mum was only two at the time of the big freeze in 1962-1963. I was amazed that films of the winter scenes were known, and this was brought up on the news due to the recent winters we had.”

Larking about on the frozen River Dee in 1963
Larking about on the frozen River Dee in 1963

The unexpected ice rink that formed on the Dee in 1963 provided people with an opportunity to have lots of fun as the familiar picture of a couple larking about on the ice demonstrated.

What are your memories of snow in Cheshire? Do you remember the Dee freezing over? Let us know in the comments below