Saturday, August 02, 2008

Granville Court Fire

Tooling down to the Costcutter for this week's Gra*ia earlier, the old Eastcliff eardrums were practically burst by the most deafening din. Several ambulances, fire engines and police cars were converging on Granville Court, here on Ramsgate's trendy East Cliff.

According to the locals, smoke had been spotted billowing out of one of the windows and apparently somebody had accidentally set themselves alight. Victoria Parade was blocked off, and last time I looked still was, although there was no sign of continuing conflagration. Luckily I had the trusty Leica with me:

Typical! You don't see a single member of Her Majesty's Testicle Scratchers in these parts all year, then four come along at once!

Update: Tragically it seems as if this fire resulted in a fatality. Thanet Extra is reporting that a 94 year old woman on the fifth floor died from burns after apparently trying to put out a toaster fire. Click here for full story.

11 comments:

Lucy Mail said...

That fella on the left may have big muscles, but they pale in comparison to the size of the truncheon that the young lady on the right has in her hand!

Eastcliff Richard said...

I would imagine the rozzers are laughing and joking about the US presidential campaign, as apparently John McCain can't lift his arms higher than the chap on the left is demonstrating. Something to do with having been strung up by the arms in Vietnam.

mystic tone said...

I was right then

Anonymous said...

Observed more carefully Lucy you will see that he has rather limp wrists and enfeebled forearms myopathy.

This is characteristic of the Easy Meat syndrome.

He looks as if he is about to treat his colleagues to a quick burst of YMCA.

Anonymous said...

Aw come on guess how many pwoducers I have given Justin Twue this week loves.

Anonymous said...

When I saw the fireman whip out his big glistening hose I just felt like suwwendewing.

This is my masonic universal call for help signal. Oooooh help it says.

It is supposed to be secwet.

It means give me a hand. Am I awful or what ?

I still don't know why the fireman referred to me as "Fuckoff"

Anonymous said...

Yes ECR Mr McCain is well known for having upheld arms decommissioning arrangements.

Dick Rubin said...

This is him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC9quoLgpmQ

Anonymous said...

It's fun to be in the Y-M-C-A!

PC 69 said...

Kiss these bad boys Sarge.

Lil~Miss~Lunatic said...

I did wonder why there was a huge fire engine trying to squeeze its way through the stupidly parked cars along Augusta road!