Saturday, 29 October 2011

BBC: "Bishop of Buckingham attacks St Paul's Cathedral closure" - Mrs Angry's 'Broken Barnet' has the Brian Coleman connection

Link to BBC web site

"A bishop has accused St Paul's Cathedral of a 'hysterical over-reaction' to the continuing protest at the site. The Bishop of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, said closing the church was a mistake.

"Clergy reopened the cathedral on Friday, after citing health and safety reasons for its closure because of the Occupy London camp outside. St Paul's Cathedral and the City of London Corporation are now taking legal action to evict the protesters." 

Broken Barnet's "From our City Correspondent


  1. oy - pay attention, my dad was a volunteer fireman, in the AFS (until he got called up into the RAF)... he was at St Paul's the night the firebombs fell - and so I believe was John Betjeman, who was a fire watcher.

  2. It was a very dangerous job, because obviously you didn't go down to the shelters in a raid!

    I grew up next door to a widow whose husband had been killed doing that job, soon after they were married.

  3. Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!
    It isn't fit for humans now,
    There isn't grass to graze a cow.
    Swarm over, Death!

    Come, bombs and blow to smithereens
    Those air-conditioned, bright canteens,
    Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans,
    Tinned minds, tinned breath.