Thursday, 3 June 2010
Sunshine on a rainy day
I know the bad dreams probably came from the Cumbria news. It brought back very bad memories of the Hungerford massacre in 1987. I lived and worked very close to that pretty little town and had driven through that very same high street on my scooter just a day before. I was at work when it happened and news came through from a colleague's wife who was trapped in her house just a stone's throw away from Michael Ryan who was going mental with a shotgun. That day was one of the scariest ever, knowing that had he turned right instead of left out of Savernake Forest, Marlborough would have been in the news for all all the wrong reasons and not Hungerford, and things could have been very different for me and everyone I knew back then. I did actually know someone who got shot but luckily survived - I imagine his bad dreams are a million times worse than mine.
and finally.......the teenage skanky squatters have gone - removed it would seem as all their badly handmade banners have gone and the beer bottles binned. Maybe they've found a better establishment - we'll never know!