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London Photo: Moody and Atmospheric Picture of Liverpool St Station in 1959- The Great London Smog

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This isn’t really the classic London fog look in a photo – it’s actually London Smog and it was a real problem in the 1950’s until the British Government began cleaning up the air. It makes for a pretty picture, but it caused very real health problems.

This photo is of Liverpool St Station in 1959. Amazing picture!

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  1. Growing up in SW London, in the late fifties/early sixties, there were times when we were dismissed early from school because of the horrible fog. Walking home in it was disorienting and scary for a little girl, especially when you couldn’t see too far ahead at all. This picture brings back the memories, and feelings, especially how great it felt to get home where tea and drawn curtains awaited. Thanks for posting….

    • Wonderful, what.
      Or the comfort of a pub————–pint of bitter and scotch eggs.
      Wonderful London——————wonderful England!

  2. I can remember,as a kid,my mum walking me to Risley Avenue School in Tottenham,North London (UP THE SPURS!) and being nearly run down by a milk delivery van because of the smog…..and we were walking on the footpath!!!!!!
    That was sometime between 1947 and 1950.

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