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London In 1947

London In 1947

Despite the second world war being over, London life in 1947 wasn't easy. Some resorted to eating horse meat. Nonetheless, the city began to recreate itself, a new tradition with Norway began, and the standard of life slowly began to improve.

Someone's had some fun
Source Old Pics Archive
Westminster Abbey
Source Historyphotographed
A Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, 1947
Source Historicroyalpalaces
Arsenal players Wally Barnes and Archie Macauley have a well-deserved ciggy
Source Flashbak.Com
Walham Green (now Fulham Broadway) on a Chelsea match day
Source Old London
Gants Hill Tube Station, 1947
Source Tim Dunn
Wembley Stadium, 1947
Source Old London
Wardour Street
Source Old London
London smog
Source Old London
London Underground poster, 1947
Source Huffingtonpost
London, 1947
Source Aucharbon
Waterloo Station approach, 1947
Source Rob Baker
The Water Rats stage a charity show at Victoria Palace, London, starring Laurel & Hardy, 1947
Source Laurel And Hardy
St Paul's Cathedral and environs, London, 1947
Source Buzzfeed
Soho, 1947
Source Flashbak.Com
Tower Bridge, 1947
Source Olde Britain
Trafalgar Square, 1947
Source Nika Garrett
Effra Road change pit, Brixton, 1947
Source Old London
Victoria Embankment, 1947.
Source Old London
Brixton. Times were tough
Source London Life
The 'great freeze'
Source Aucharbon
Kids queue for a Santa's grotto
Source Old London

Last Updated 15 February 2017