Thursday, November 30, 2006
Crystal Palace 70th Anniversary Fireworks
Last night a fireworks display marked the 70th anniversary of the fire that destroyed the Crystal Palace. I took this video of the burning of the replica.
Damn my diary!
I shall have to drown my fireworkless sorrows in the Bluebottle.
I was going to be generous to the organisers and not dwell on the power cock up. But now that you have mentioned it, it was rather funny!
What caught us out however was leaving the park when it appeared the fireworks were over only to be be rudely caught out at the bottom of Annerley Hill with large bangs going off behind us.
I was under a three line whip from someone in my household to attend this event. So I didn't have to do anything other than be told when to be back at my flat (which is in Upper Norwood). A sort of informal diary secretary in operation!
I live in Gateshead and have done so all my life. However I have a flat in Upper Norwood I use when I am in London.