In this fascinating video Museum of London’s Senior Curator of Contemporary History talks about the Great Smog of 1952. If you watched ‘The Crown’ on Netflix – this provides some interesting background to the episode where this was central to the plot.
Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.
Diana G says
I’m just old enough to remember it. I remember trying to feel my way along the streets on my way home from school. It was like being blind, and very scary.
John Sutherland says
I was just 5 years old and with my Mum. I remember we walked into the side of a double-decker bus which was stopped, but it had all its lights on, inside & out and we still hadn’t seen it! Moved to the West Country a few years later for my Dad’s health, as he had contracted bronchitis in the war and wouldn’t have lasted another year in the London air.