Oral History: Mike Kelly

Banjo Estate | Photo: Valence House Museum

It was an extraordinary cocktail of industrial pollutants of various kinds in the atmosphere, and sewage. And it was a smell that varied, of course, according to whether the factories were working and what the tide was doing, but it was ubiquitous really, particularly as you got close to the River. Not so bad if you were a few hundred yards away, but close to the River it was pretty foul.

Mike Kelly​

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