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Posts Tagged ‘London’

Obituary: Peter Bridgeman

Obituary: Peter Bridgeman

Peter N. Bridgman January 24, 1946 – March 6, 2017 Peter Bridgman passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his beloved home after eight long years of battling intermittent bouts of cancer. He was born in London, England, the son Ronald and Eleanor Bridgman. He earned his mechanical engineering degree in Manchester, England. He met his future wife Barbara while on a trip to visit his brother Tim, who was living in Denver, Colorado with his family. A two-year “courtship of ... Full Story

On This Day, December 4, 1952

On This Day, December 4, 1952

Smog kills thousands in England Heavy smog begins to hover over London, England, on this day in 1952. It persists for four days, leading to the deaths of at least 4,000 people. It was a Thursday afternoon when a high-pressure air mass stalled over the Thames River Valley. When cold air arrived suddenly from the west, the air over London became trapped in place. The problem was exacerbated by low temperatures, which caused residents to burn extra coal in their furnaces. The smoke, soot and ... Full Story