19 July 2020 - LONDON'S FOGGIEST ERA


LONDON'S FOGGIEST ERA 

G'day folks,

In the first half of the 20th century, London was covered in almost constant “fog” until 1956, when the Clean Air Act was implemented, but the fatalities from the Great Smog in 1952, when the smog was at its highest, are said to have reached 12,000.

Take a glimpse into life in the foggiest of cities - old London.

































Clancy's comment: Mm ... not only then. Venice and London were the same in the early 70's. It was spooky and mysterious, but not good for tourists.

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4 comments:

  1. how much for a box of face masks at that time, Clancy???
    problem, I remember those days, going to school with a scarf round my face... thanks for a whole bunch of memories!

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    1. Welcome, Antonia. Yes, I wore a scarf the same way, mainly because of the cold.

      CT

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  2. Those are amazing images. I remember thinking how "romantic" London Fog was until I realized it was SMOG! My parents visited for the first =, of many times in 1957 (before i was born) easy to remember because at family dinners they reminisced about how relatives thought they were awful to leave an 11 month old and take off to Europe, That was the 5th of 8 I was the 6th! Love your blog post

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    1. Thank you, Catalina. Great comment. Stay safe.

      CT
      xx

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