BLOODY HELL

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Phil Makepeace
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BLOODY HELL

Post by Phil Makepeace » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:38 pm

Hope everyone else in London (and other targeted cities) is staying safe during the riots. Round here, everything is already shut as a prophylactic measure. Not that that's a totally effective safeguard of course.

David Sedgwick
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Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:48 pm

Thanks Phil.

The area of Croydon which I was in at 7.00 pm last night went up in flames at 8.00 pm.

How did I let people know I was safe and well? By posting on this Forum, of course.

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Post by Nicky Chorley » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:12 pm

I was wondering if and when there'd be a thread about this here. I'm in Tottenham, where all the idiocy started. There haven't been any reports of anything going on here last night, but when I went out to chess last night, all the shops in our retail park had their fronts boarded up. Haven't heard of anything going on here today.

Hopefully everyone else is staying safe.

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Paul Littlewood
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Post by Paul Littlewood » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:27 pm

Amazingly I have just been advised that the Bridge Club evening at Watford is cancelled because the police are expecting trouble in the Town centre. What are we coming to ?

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Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:43 pm

Paul Littlewood wrote:Amazingly I have just been advised that the Bridge Club evening at Watford is cancelled because the police are expecting trouble in the Town centre.
From the Bridge Club? Dangerous lot obviously. Come back to chess Paul.


Streatham kind of sort of ok but sirens going past fairly frequently.

chrisobee
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Post by chrisobee » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:46 pm

Paul Littlewood wrote:Amazingly I have just been advised that the Bridge Club evening at Watford is cancelled because the police are expecting trouble in the Town centre. What are we coming to ?
Yes, I heard the rumours but I also heard a rumour that Watford was going to be targeted at 3pm today, still very quiet. Long may it continue ! But to cancel a Bridge Club seems rather an over reaction even if there is trouble.
"Men who for truth and honour's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky. " Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Re: BLOODY HELL

Post by James Coleman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:48 pm

I'm doing chess coaching in Hackney tomorrow. It was nice knowing you all!

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Post by Paul Cooksey » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:56 pm

Paul Littlewood wrote:Amazingly I have just been advised that the Bridge Club evening at Watford is cancelled because the police are expecting trouble in the Town centre. What are we coming to ?
Its wrong that I have spent the last five minutes failing to get a Bridge over in Troubled Watford pun to work isn't it? :oops:

Phil Makepeace
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Post by Phil Makepeace » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:58 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Paul Littlewood wrote:Amazingly I have just been advised that the Bridge Club evening at Watford is cancelled because the police are expecting trouble in the Town centre. What are we coming to ?
Its wrong that I have spent the last five minutes failing to get a Bridge over in Troubled Watford pun to work isn't it? :oops:
Well there's always this.

chrisobee
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Post by chrisobee » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:00 pm

Clearly chess players only make good comedians when they are actually playing chess !!
"Men who for truth and honour's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky. " Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Re: BLOODY HELL

Post by Paul McKeown » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:34 pm

What we need is a tropical style rainstorm lasting two or three days, more reliable for dispersing crowds than any number of water cannons! Long clear nights, fine weather, last thing we need at the moment. Typical, you can depend on the British weather to be wrong.

Richard Bates
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Post by Richard Bates » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:00 pm

A tropical rainstorm covering the country for 2-3 days, but magically missing Edgbaston, if you please.

James Byrne
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Post by James Byrne » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:51 pm

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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:25 pm

James Byrne wrote:They should get the army involved, they won't be rioting when there's a bunch of tanks and fighter helicopters chasing them.
Did you see the movie Black Hawk Down?

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Post by James Byrne » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:46 pm

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