Spring has arrived in England and the primroses are blooming all over the garden and in the hedgerows. Anthony Sargeant, Tony, took this photograph late in the afternoon of the 30th March 2017 in the garden of his Shropshire Home.

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Belllingham Swimming Pool – South London 1965

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In a mis-spent youth Anthony Sargeant worked as a lifeguard and pool attendant at Bellingham Open Air Swimming Pool in South London (long since closed down).Here standing on the edge of the pool are three of his colleagues on a fine sunny day. From left to right, Derek, T….? , and Norman. It was an interesting a relatively well paid job especially when working overtime (time and a half)  or on Sundays and Bank Holidays (double time). Because it was open air we were required to wear white trousers as Derek and Norman are doing (they must have been on duty when the photograph was taken).

London Smog / Fog

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Anthony Sargeant remembers that in the 1950s and even early 60s, fogs in London became ‘smogs’ laden with the poisonous products of domestic coal fires and  coal fired power stations located in the London Basin trapping the pollution when the winter climate led to still air over the capital.