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07-07-2005, 12:57 PM
Just hearing about bomb explosions in London
just hoping all our English Friends are OK
our sympathies are with you all
Albany Western Australia
07-07-2005, 1:20 PM
In view of the number of "Are you OK?" phone calls and e-mails I've had from people who are aware that Thursday is one of my favourite days for going up town, I am posting this just to say that I didn't go today and am well out of things at home in the suburbs, so if anyone else is worrying, please don't.
07-07-2005, 3:55 PM
I am glad that you are safe Mythology.
My love and thoughts are sent to all involved.
I am lost for words to what has happend to day. Pure sickness.
25-07-2005, 11:36 PM
And the same thing happened again this last Thursday. My legs still havent recovered from walking to Fenchurch Street from Marylebone and it was mad with all the police and fire engines darting around so it wasnt a boring walk ! Im thinking of having Thursdays off from now on !
26-07-2005, 12:30 AM
Tracey, I assume that you walked because you couldn't get on the overcrowded buses. I might be a bit out of date on bus routes over that way, they seem to change them every five minutes these days, but assuming that the 205 still runs Paddington to Liverpool Street, if the same happened again and I was at Marylebone, I think I'd be tempted to go the other way - walk to Paddington, because that's where it starts, so you stand a good chance of getting on.
27-07-2005, 12:32 PM
Im just at the back of Oxford Street so Paddington not convenient. I use the 25, 15 ( if i must !) or no 8 bus. The only bus that passed me by the time i had got to Holborn was a no 8 and it was packed. Two empty 25,s were at Hoburn Viaduct waiting to leave but i decided to carry on walking as it was a nice day and you dont often get the chance to get a good look at some of the fab buildings we have. By the time i got to St-Pauls all hell ahd broken out ! 100,s of people were being evacuated from Paternoster Square, police, helicopters, fire engines the lot !! didnt see that on the news later. Its only the third time ive had to walk the distance in 26 years I just wished they hadnt put all those shops en route since then !
27-07-2005, 1:04 PM
I was in London on the 7th but just missed getting up to the wills record office. Two weeks later, I was back in London and safely settled in the FRC on Thursday when the latest incidents happened. The following day I was about to get on the Northern line when Clapham Common station was closed because of the Stockwell incident.
My 'friends' reckon this is suspicious, they are thinking of shopping me and claiming any reward to use for retail therapy!
27-07-2005, 1:17 PM
I was off on the 7th in on the 21st and im thinking of taking the 24th off just in case !
There was a girl from Wales on the news who had also come down on both days - now im getting suspicious !
27-07-2005, 1:25 PM
"...... safely settled in the FRC on Thursday when the latest incidents happened ...."
Hmmmm ..... we only have your word for that, Patrisia. ;)
I *left* you at the FRC, and you were at the FRC when I got *back* from the Guildhall Library, but it was in the intervening period that it all went pear-shaped, wasn't it? Who knows where you might have sneaked off to while I wasn't there?
"Hello. New Scotland Yard? I'd like to report a suspicious character .... " :D
27-07-2005, 1:40 PM
Tracey - I don't know what time you left work, but I reckon Patrisia and I probably missed you by less than an hour! We'd gone from the FRC down to First Avenue House in Holborn, came out of there only a few minutes before closing time (4.30) and had a coffee before we went back to the FRC. I wasn't looking at my watch, but neither of us dash along at the speed of light so I guess it probably wasn't far short of 5.00 when we took a 341 from Chancery Lane. No problem getting on that one, I'm glad to say - I think the 341 is like the 153, most people don't seem to recognise its existence!
27-07-2005, 1:50 PM
Your right i wasnt far behind you ! I left work about 3.45 stopped for a chocolate frappacino with cream at Chancery Lane ! and got on a train at Fenchurch St about 5.30. I had flip flops on that day and my feet looked like id been treading coal - discusting - it makes you wonder what you are breathing in ! There is also a 501 (unless the no changed) from Holburn to London Brigde via Bank but i gave up looking !.
27-07-2005, 2:26 PM
Myth, you said you were going to Guildhall library.....mmmm!.....and I think your anorak looked distinctly suspicious:D
27-07-2005, 2:45 PM
The defence would first like the jury to examine Exhibit 1 - the Visitors Book from the Guildhall Library, containing the defendant's signature and showing his time of arrival.
We would also draw your attention to Exhibit 2 - a copy of a marriage record obtained at the Guildhall Library by the accused.
We will call as witnesses two members of staff from the Guildhall Library who will remember the accused due to the fuss and bother involved in obtaining said record. Firstly due to a defective reader-printer which would not wind on and on which the focus ring was solidly jammed, a problem which the member of staff could not rectify. Secondly, when the accused was consequently permitted to take the microfilm to the other section of the Library, the replacement of the interchangeable lens on the only available reader-printer by a smaller one from behind the counter due to the installed one being unsuitable for the purpose.
The defence submits that in view of the time taken, it would not have been possible for the accused to have been anywhere else in the time between leaving the FRC and returning thereto. ;)
27-07-2005, 8:07 PM
My alibi is the bookshop where I spent a small fortune on London maps!
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