In the smokeless zone

chimney stacks in Lambeth
Just as the ‘Big Stink’ of 1858 led to the sewer network for central London, so the ‘Big Smoke’ or Great Smog of ’52 resulted in the first of the Clean Air acts.  I grew up in one of London’s, newly assigned smokeless zones, burning nuggets of coke or anthracite for fuel instead of the smoke belching coal.  With the advent of central heating, these chimneys in Lambeth are probably not even linked to a fireplace but remain as rather striking, roof ornamentation.

It is now 12 months since I too became a smokeless zone, having given up cigarettes after many years…which is how this blog began… but that is tomorrows’ post.

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4 thoughts on “In the smokeless zone

  1. Congratulations on making it to a year, Laura! Well done! More power to your determination. When my mother gave up smoking, it was really tough for her but I think she is happy she managed it.
    By the way, thank you for commenting on my post. I have left you a reply.

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