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The Mist

Started by: i-spy (15002) 

It had everybody driving at about 20mph today. But who remembers proper, horrible, choking fog.
Not me

Started: 30th Dec 2020 at 17:45

Posted by: riocaroni (116)

Remember Christmas 1968 foggy from Boxing day til New year, visibility down to 20ft.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 17:58

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

I remember them in the 1960s and early 70s the last one I saw was in Pemberton in 1978

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 18:01

Posted by: tomplum (7259) 

I remember the pey soopers were the bus conductor got off the bus and walked in front of the bus cos the driver could not even see the kerb,

or did i dream that

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 18:21

Posted by: momac (11457) 

You're not dreaming it Tom,one night coming home from work,I eventually found the avenue where I lived,but had to keep slowing down driving,jump out and going to everybody's gate to see which was our house...frightening.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 18:34

Posted by: mortarmillbill (646)

The good old days

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 19:02

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

Souper times

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 19:35

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

There was a tale going round in the 1970s that on a misty night a car was driving through Hindley at about 1mph, and it kept wandering about on the road, so a bobby or a member of the public, stopped the car by banging on the roof and asked the driver what was going on, he was actually delivering hot food to an establishment, they said it was hotpots, and the driver thought that the fog had come down very thick, and he couldn't see where he was going, but in reality his car windows had steamed up instead, now I don't know if that was a true story, or it was an old joke dooing the rounds.

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 20:06

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

Definitely true

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 20:13

 

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