Tuesday, 16 October 2012

A Pea Souper

I was reminded today of the last of the London smogs which occurred in 1963. 

I lived in West London at the time and was travelling home with my Father who was driving.  On reaching Hangar Lane on the A40, he could no longer see the kerb. I walked in front of the car as he was just able to see my figure through the fog. We progressed in that way for about 3 miles until nearer home the visibility improved a little. Luckily we managed to complete the journey without mishap.

1 comment:

  1. Yes I was living in south east London and got sent home from school, in fact I rather think this was only one of a number in the 50s and 60s that got us a short school day. Despite the health dangers I loved the enveloping effect of the stuff.