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From: "Diane Wynne" <>
Subject: London Particulars -Smog
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 14:15:05 +0200
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We always called the smog a 'pea-souper'. They were also called 'london
I remember my father had to walk from Canon Street in the City of London to
Bexley (around 16 miles) on the night of the Lewisham train disaster in
1957, which happened in a smog. No other way of getting home.
It took him around 4 -5 hours to get home and when he walked in the front
door at 10:30 p.m. he looked like a chimney sweep. Until he got home my
mother was convinced he was on the train which crashed as it had being
travelling from Canon St.
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