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Fireworks?

What are banging noises in North Cross Road area (and possibly wider)?

Doesn't sound like thunder.

Fireworks?
I heard them near Goodrich School. Sounded like fireworks but couldn't see them. Seem to have stopped now.
Heard them faintly Melbourne Grove/LL end. weird as quite prolonged but late too
Apparently fireworks somewhere near Old Street according to friend on Facebook.

Glad someone has found something to celebrate this week sad smiley
Somerset House, for a private birthday party, in a city mourning
Oh, come on: this is a city of several million people. Perhaps if it had been on the night after the fire or the next night, a cancellation or muting would have been appropriate, but going into a kind of mawkish hibernation is the very opposite of what London (and life) is about. We don't live real-life enactments of Twitter feeds or tabloid headlines!
Happened to be on a train out of Charing Cross last night as they were starting. Set off from a barge near Waterloo Bridge, so does sound like that Somerset House thing. More money than sense...but we're no in a period of national mourning or anything, so if that's how they choose to waste their money...
Life goes on...I see the press have tried to make a big deal of it; as we were cycling along Lower Ground on Saturday there was an earsplitting roar very close overhead and I must admit for a second I did think 9/11...turned out to be the Red Arrows heading for the palace to wish Her Maj happy birthday, haven't seen any outcry over that celebration.
Expect free fireworks tonight on Peckham Rye with the fair.
They were great! Sorry to all animals scared out of their fur. But still love fireworks. Sorry.

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More bloody fireworks- bit insensitive given today's events imo
Yes just heard several loud bangs.

Are you sure it was fireworks?
It probably was as there were no sirens afterwards.
"More bloody fireworks- bit insensitive given today's events imo"

Come on man, most people with a party planned in ED won't park it / not set off their fireworks 'out of respect' for a failed bomb attempt in Parsons Green ?!
I'm not sure people are being insensitive (to whom ?) by 'carrying on'.
Seconded. If "we are not afraid" then let's act like it!
Could see them Barry Road way. I'm in Hindmans
More people out last night than normal on a Friday.

Saw a lot of people in celebration mode for some reasonsmiling smiley
More birthdays in September than any other month of the year - September 26th the most common. Christmas drinks have a lot to answer for!
Twas Battle of Britain Day yesterday. Maybe a commemoration do?

ps, v. interesting account of it here: [www.battleofbritain1940.net]
I suppose it could have been a salute by cannons then as there were only 2 bangs that I heard.
uncleglen Wrote:

I suppose it could have been a salute by cannons
then as there were only 2 bangs that I heard.


I heard more than that.

But there was a brief flash of light before (or possibly after, I can't remember now) each one, which was weird. And they weren't very close together.

I thought it was thunder/lightning at first.

I looked out of the window but couldn't see any sign of fireworks.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was september 16, 06:45pm by Sue.

I saw them as previously mentioned. Fireworks.
KidKruger Wrote:

"More bloody fireworks- bit insensitive given
today's events imo"

Come on man, most people with a party planned in
ED won't park it / not set off their fireworks
'out of respect' for a failed bomb attempt in
Parsons Green ?!
I'm not sure people are being insensitive (to whom
?) by 'carrying on'.


My first reaction to that post was exactly the same as yours... Then I realised this thread was started a couple of days after the Grenfell fire.
Yeah but uncleglens post yesterday at 7:57pm wasn't.

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