THE FEARFUL FOG.
ANSDELL AND LYTHAM MEN IN A
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
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
It has been a very trying week, and the beautiful sunrise of yesterday was