Ilkeston - A Foggy Day
w/e 12 February 2017
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Following the Clean Air Act of 1956 and the introduction of "Smoke Control Areas" we haven't had the thick smoke filled fog (smog) days of years gone by. So when we woke up one morning last week to a foggy day it was something of an event and well worth recording. The following images all captured in and around the town centre show familiar places but in what is now, an unfamiliar atmosphere.

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church.
Market Place

Ghostly figures on the Market Place.
Fountain Corner

A corner of the Market Place resembled the set for a spooky film especially when you consider The Scala Cinema, built on the site of an old graveyard, is reputedly haunted.
Lower Market

The top of Bath Street couldn't be seen from the Market Place.
Invisible Town Hall

And the Town Hall disappeared into the fog when viewed from the top of Bath Street.
Bath Street

Even on Bath Street itself, visibilty was only a little better.
Erewash Museum

The Erewash Museum.

Into the unknown at the exit to the underpass beneath Chalons Way.

Derbyshire NHS's Brooklands building (formerly Parkhyrst Maternity Home) looked like the setting for another horror movie.
'Illy 'Oleys

And could this be the Hound of Chaucer Old Park stalking me on 'Illy 'Oleys?

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