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Offline Moorey

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London Bridge
« on: December 01, 2019, 09:20:06 PM »
This last week was my other half's 60th. So we decided to have a few days in London as it is somewhere we have never been. Guess where we happened to be at 2pm on Friday. That's right walking on London Bridge when all that shit unfolded. Now that's one birthday she will never forget. Neither will I as I ended up having to run, as she was off like a scalded cock not giving a chuff about me and even faster when the gunshots started The area  put on immediate lock down for 2hrs and nobody allowed to leave or move. Scary shit. My heart goes out to all the victims . Its nothing we want to repeat and just shows how life can change in the blink of a eye.

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 09:26:57 PM »
Your better off staying wear you are Moorey .
Its a much nicer part of the country
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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 09:40:47 PM »
It could be a while before we are back. So many people all the time.

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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 10:30:14 PM »
How sad for everyone involved, including you and your wife Chris.How very scary 😢😢😢
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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 12:52:16 PM »
You had a lucky escape Moorey. I hope your o/h got over the shock on what should have been a great day out.
I was at London Bridge twice last week, every time I go there I think about what happened two years ago and it sends a shiver. Who would have guessed a similar incident would happen again in the same place?
I know this isn't a political forum but my heart sank on Saturday on hearing how Labour and Conservative politicians were using the events of Friday to point score against each other. To think these are the scumbags we elect to look after our county and security, they should be ashamed about trying to gain political advantage on the back of brave and innocent victims deaths.
I heard on the radio this morning about the Polish guy who fought the attacker with a whale bone. He ended up getting stabbed five times. Normal men and women are incredibly brave, politicians are lower than a snake's belly after last weekend.
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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 01:47:11 PM »
Yes she was shaken up for the rest of the day, but we went back the next day to go up the Shard which is why we were in that area in the first place. At 6pm on Sat all the vehicles were still on the bridge some with their hazard lights still flashing. 12 of us were lucky to be given shelter for 2hrs in a bicycle shop just off the bridge until the police allowed us out of the area.
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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 01:59:22 PM »
Trying to lighten the mood in the bicycle shop workshop. I told her to get some wheels built for the lads there but she wouldn’t have it.
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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 02:20:35 PM »
Wow, thank god you're both OK. You simply can't legislate for idiots like that sadly; I walked past the same spot on London bridge only last week and it certainly makes you think how lucky/vulnerable we are at times. Just stay focused on the positive/good things in life and hope you have a fantastic and enjoyable lead up to Christmas and beyond.

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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 05:47:33 PM »
I was there Saturday afternoon too. I was my daughter’s 30th and we all met up at the Mulberry Bush pub on the South Bank.

We walked down to Tower Bridge as my wife wanted to check out the 12 Santas.

Only got to 11 of them though as the 12th was behind the police tape by London Bridge.

Even though the pub was full of my daughter’s work colleagues (all Met Police officers) we thought better of pulling rank…

Tonight she’s on search and crowd control for the visit of an American (who’s name the auto censor will remove )


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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 06:22:23 PM »
I have also had a few 'near misses' or 'near hits' as London Underground insisted on labelling them - as it increases people's awareness of what might have happened - as I worked and commuted in and out of London for 22 years. I couldn't win a Fiver from a Bookie, but I seem to have had a charmed life with having just left the place where a bomb or a Train/ Tube Crash happened just a bit later.

It's a terrible thing when young people who have everything to look forward to in life have it so cruelly cut short so brutally.....most of us on this great Forum have Kids and Grandkids so we all know just how precious they are - not just to us and our families and friends, but to our Society, our great country and the whole World.

I won't say anything derogatory about politicians......most of them are just 100% tossers, but if more of us made personal appointments at their Constituency Clinics that they hold each month, and put them on the spot about grave issues such as terrorism, then they might just start to do something about it. I learned in my Job that when a person makes you a promise to do something better or to make a difference and you shake hands on it - it is very difficult for them to look you in the eye six months later - unless they have actually done something positive about the problem........and when they are seeking re-election you can either say "Yes I'm voting for you" - or "You won't be getting my vote because I can't trust you".  Personally I would be very happy to see the reinstatement of the Death Penalty for certain crimes, especially where the perpetrators are unlikely to ever be rehabilitated.  But enough of that....I'll end with a bit of humour which Moorey might like: A Ground Crew were winching a large Bomb up into the Bomb Bay of a Lancaster Bomber when the winch failed and the Bomb crashed to the ground. Everybody scattered (some as fast as Moorey's Missus - no doubt) but two blokes jumped into a Jeep and sped off down the runway - only to be overtaken by a bloke on a pushbike !!!!! (True story from The Dambusters by Paul Brickhill).
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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 07:42:24 PM »
My trouble is i run about as good, as a three cornered cupboard. Back home now anyway looking forward to our next visit. Unfinished things to do.  ;)

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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 07:45:37 PM »
Scary stuff...thank god you and your missus had a fortunate escape. I wonder how many people will be put off an xmas shopping trip to the capital these days..plenty i bet. What a great shame when your safety is in doubt in this country...

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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 07:47:46 PM »
It was all IRA when I was dispatching.   Now those lads knew how to make bangs.
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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2019, 09:51:15 PM »
I was 2 mins out from the Manchester Arndale centre when the IRA blew it up, thank god I stopped for a cup of tea from the vending machine at the depot.

I missed the Herald of Free Enterprise by 30 mins as well when it went over in Zeebruge, sometimes I think god likes me  :) :)
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Re: London Bridge
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2019, 10:07:26 PM »
And I missed the Titanic voyage by 72 years
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