These chilling images were taken during London’s Great Smog of ’52. For four days the city of London was blanketed by a poisonous smog that reduced visibility to a few yards and led to an estimated 12,000 fatalities. From NPR:        Roads were littered with abandoned cars. Midday concerts were cancelled due to total darkness. Archivists at the British Museum found smog lurking in the book stacks. Cattle in the city’s Smithfield market were killed and thrown away before they could be…

These chilling images were taken during London’s Great Smog of ’52. For four days the city of London was blanketed by a poisonous smog that reduced visibility to a few yards and led to an estimated 12,000 fatalities. From NPR: Roads were littered with abandoned cars. Midday concerts were cancelled due to total darkness. Archivists at the British Museum found smog lurking in the book stacks. Cattle in the city’s Smithfield market were killed and thrown away before they could be…

The morning after a direct hit by a high explosive bomb on St. Matthew's Hospital, Shoreditch, in London, on Oct. 9, 1940. In spite of the night's experiences, nurses are on the job rescuing blankets and other bedding from among the debris.

WWII London Hospital Bomb Damage

The morning after a direct hit by a high explosive bomb on St. Matthew's Hospital, Shoreditch, in London, on Oct. 9, 1940. In spite of the night's experiences, nurses are on the job rescuing blankets and other bedding from among the debris.

Children being evacuated from the city during the ongoing German bombing blitz. London, 1940.

Children being evacuated from the city during the ongoing German bombing blitz. London, 1940.

1932: A small girl in a push chair modelled on a horse-drawn carriage, out for a stroll in Hyde Park, London, with her mother and a Great Dane

27 Awesome Vintage Photos of Moms

1932: A small girl in a push chair modelled on a horse-drawn carriage, out for a stroll in Hyde Park, London, with her mother and a Great Dane

First ever Waitrose shop started in Acton 1904

The Waitrose snobbery/property price index

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