London Fog

On 5 December 1952, a thick smog settled over London, reducing visibility across the city to mere metres, and contributing to the deaths of as may as 12,000 people. It would come to be known as the Great Smog of ’52 or Big Smoke. The smog was essentially massive air pollution caused by coal fires. The weather had been cold, even for December, in the … Continue reading London Fog

Call the Midwife: Love Hurts

Call the Midwife title cardPreviously on Call the Midwife: Jenny started to settle in a bit and Chummy got a date with Constable Noakes.

A frantic young man bursts out of his house, races around the corner to the phone box, and rings Nonnatus House where…

…Sister Evangelina wakes Jenny and tells her that a mother’s gone into labor and she’s going to be coming along for the delivery, because it’s best not to take risks “under the circumstances.”

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Call the Midwife: I Don’t Know Nuthin’ About Birthin’ No Babies

Call the Midwife title cardPreviously on Call the Midwife: Jenny Lee became a midwife in the East End of London and was alarmed by how poor people live.

As Jenny bikes to a delivery, she VOs that she used to think that nighttime was a time for women, apparently because it was quiet and they tended to be awake.

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