Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


1901 Fearful Fog.

Newspaper report from November 1901 on a fog in Lytham St.Annes. 


The fog demon has played havoc with some of our most treasured traditions this week. It has always been claimed that fogs were practically unknown on this coast, and we did our best last Saturday to persuade as new resident in search of health that the slight mist then apparent was very unusual.

When the plot thickened, so-to-speak, on Tuesday, we did our best to avoid our friend, though it was not a difficult matter to avoid anybody that day. It was a day whew much-sought debtors breathed contentedly. But seriously, we never had such a visit as that this week.

An old resident tells us he never saw anything like it in Lytham. The tram service was fearfully upset. The club train arrived in Manchester at one o'clock on Tuesday, and several gentlemen of a nervous disposition, took the first train back preferring to risk their lives in the train rather than in the streets.

Amongst; the many “records " we have heard, the experience of a Blackpool lady travelling from Rotherham, will be hard to beat. She left the Yorkshire town at one o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, and arrived home at 9-35 a.m. next day.

Although there has been a remarkable immunity from fatal accidents by rail, the smash which occurred at Todmorden on Tuesday morning, affected at least two commercial travellers from this district, namely, Mr. Croucher, of Ansdell, and Mr. Bannister, of Park Road, Lytham. The latter was somewhat severely shaken, and is under Dr. Milligan, but Mr. Croucher was more fortunate.

It has been a very trying week, and the beautiful sunrise of yesterday was heartily welcomed.