Go back to article: ‘As snug as a bug in a rug’: post-war housing, homes and coal fires

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Colour photograph of a living room fireplace with a smokeless hearth

‘Fireside Glow. Cosy but smokeless comfort – a gas-ignited coke fire.’ In Compton Mackenzie, The Vital Flame (London: Frederick Muller, 1947. Published for the British Gas Council), plate 28