Smog, baby boom and a new Queen: historical society looks back at 1952

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This month’s Wanstead Historical Society presentation will explore the year the Queen ascended the throne.

“My talk will look at the way we were in 1952; a country exhausted by war. A year that saw the Lynmouth floods and the London smog. It was also in the middle of the first wave of the Baby Boom and a time of great building programmes. But 1952 was also the year when a king died and his daughter became queen,” said Janet Seward, whose talk will take place at Wanstead Library on 9 May from 8pm (visitors: £3).

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