February 1975 – vol. 68, issue 2, pp 85–88 These are largely unchecked reports, not authenticated records October 1974 was the coldest in England since 1917. An anticyclone situated in mid-Atlantic persisted throughout the month, producing a cold airstream from the north with several periods of gales and storms, particularly in the first four days and during the last ten. SEABIRDS A White-billed Diver Gavia adamsii was seen ... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.