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Fog in the 50's
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 08:53:38 »
Does anyone remember the 'peasouper' fogs we used to have.  I can remember when you really couldnt see your hand in front of your face. Would have to literally feel my way along my road to find the front gate. This would have been probably early 1950's.  I believe it was the fuel we burned for heating that caused it.

I also recall a really bad night in March 1953 when the Gravesend Ferry had stopped running because of fog and we were stranded.  I think this happened quite a number of times, and the only way to get from Essex (where my dad worked) back to Gravesend and then home to Strood was to go all the way up to the London and then back down.

 

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