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14 years ago today!!!!

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GrannyGravy13 Sun 07-Jul-19 13:11:16

Fourteen years ago today bombs were detonated in London, people were murdered and maimed.

I watched BBC breakfast news and not one mention of those atrocities!!!

We should not and cannot forget.

crazyH Sun 07-Jul-19 13:15:23

Yes, GG13....... how soon people forget. That's the nature of the beast.

Keeper1 Sun 07-Jul-19 13:16:48

I agree and don’t forget further back when bombs and letter bombs were going off as well.

janipat Sun 07-Jul-19 13:18:39

I couldn't understand why there was no mention either GrannyGravy13. Maybe because my policeman son was involved I'll always remember my fear for his safety, as well as my total horror and dismay at such wicked acts.

GrannyGravy13 Sun 07-Jul-19 13:29:30

janipat I think you are right, having people caught up in the events of that day keeps it in your memory.

fiorentina51 Sun 07-Jul-19 13:40:36

My son worked in central London at the time and had driven through Tavistock Square less than an hour before the bomb went off. He phoned me at work from his office to let me know he was OK before the authorities shut the phone networks down.
I had not heard about the bombings until he called me so it came as a shock.
Several of his colleagues were stuck on trains due to the chaos caused but nobody knew if they were amongst the victims or not until they finally arrived at the office.

Pittcity Sun 07-Jul-19 13:55:17

DH was on the tube in front of the one that was hit. He worked for London Underground and found out when he got to work. I got a message to say he was OK and would be late home.
This was before smartphones so I didn't know what had happened until I got home and turned on the TV.
7/7 will always be remembered here.

mcem Sun 07-Jul-19 14:36:54

It was one of those days that you don't forget. Like Kennedy's assassination and 9/11, I remember exactly where I was when I heard of it.

I also remember being constantly on alert in London in the early 70's with bag searches everywhere. Then it was atrocities committed by the IRA.

That's why I am so very concerned that 'the troubles' could return because not enough attention has been given to the NI border issues in the brexit fiasco.

EllanVannin Sun 07-Jul-19 14:39:47

It's the Hyde Park bombings that stick in my mind. Service personnel and horses strewn over an area. That was also in July 1982 and happened a month before I flew to Oz-----which I nearly cancelled because I was scared at the time as well as deeply upset at the carnage.

So so cowardly, any bomb attack and so brave are the survivors who lost limbs and suffered psychiatric problems.

Alima Sun 07-Jul-19 14:58:29

Obviously such heinous acts are not forgotten, certainly don’t need to be reminded by a TV programme. (Not keen on the use of several exclamation marks in the thread title, seems frivolous, juvenile to me. Certainly not suitable for such a serious subject).

annodomini Sun 07-Jul-19 15:18:30

I knew my DS2 was working in London though I wasn't sure of his route to the office. I tried repeatedly to get through but all the phone lines were jammed. It was a tense time before his partner rang to tell me he was unaffected, having gone in to work early for a meeting. It was just a month before his first child was due.

Oldwoman70 Sun 07-Jul-19 16:52:17

It seems people have no trouble remembering 9/11 but for some reason ignore the anniversary of the London bombings.

Callistemon Sun 07-Jul-19 17:03:35

DD would have been caught up in this, but a quirk of fate had made her late that morning.
She phoned to let me know she was fine and I was confused because there was a news blackout at first.

Day6 Sun 07-Jul-19 17:04:36

Yes, I think the BBC in particular has become quite selective in the things - like atrocities - it chooses to mention. One wonders if the ptb at the Beeb might have an agenda/censorship plan.

Surely not.....? hmm

lemongrove Sun 07-Jul-19 17:09:49

Tbh I had forgotten when it happened ( the year) and I have also forgotten the year of 9/11, and many other awful bombings, but that doesn’t mean I ( or anyone else) have forgotten the actual events.

M0nica Sun 07-Jul-19 17:12:36

I thought I did here a reference toit on thenews on R4, or it may have been in one of the quiet thoughtful early morning programs. I was up at 6.30.

mcem Sun 07-Jul-19 18:10:10

Oldwoman are you speaking about RL out there?
There's nothing on this thread that would indicate that. Many have mentioned clear memories and associations.
Day6 The very idea of a conspiracy to 'encourage' us to forget..................?????????

Riverwalk Sun 07-Jul-19 18:30:25

The idea that it's deliberately not being mentioned is nonsense!

Fourteen years is not usually commemorated is it? The norm is 5 10, 15, etc. If we had commemorations each year we would be overwhelmed what with Hyde Park, Harrods, London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Lockerbie, Manchester Arena, and so on.

We don't need any more conspiracy theories to ramp-up discontent and mistrust.

tanith Sun 07-Jul-19 19:05:21

I was driving an ambulance with out-patients on board in central London, and drove over the Edgware rd as the first ambulances were pulling up, I had no clue what was happening as my radio went dead as did my work mobile I made my way to UCH hospital and dropped off my patients but it was chaos.
I think there was a service in London today but nothing on the news.

GrannyGravy13 Sun 07-Jul-19 19:11:31

Alima I am sorry if my “!!!” Upset you, but I had friends injured that day in no way was it “frivolous

Oldwoman70 Sun 07-Jul-19 19:39:51

mcem I was talking about the fact that there has been no mention of it in the media. 9/11 is remembered every year in America, surely the London bombings should at least warrant a mention.

Gonegirl Sun 07-Jul-19 20:31:02

Wasn't forgotten at London Underground

Gonegirl Sun 07-Jul-19 20:35:21

London Evening Standard

maddyone Sun 07-Jul-19 23:20:31

My son worked, still works, in central London, my lovely girl was a student at UCL and did her clinical training at UCH. They were both on their way into central London on that terrible day. The first I knew of it was when I received a text from my dear friend which said ‘Mine’s okay, how about yours?’ I only received that because we had an INSET day at school so I wasn’t teaching and I had my mobile out on the desk. I remember my horror and my awful anxiety until I was able to establish their safety.
It’s 11.15 now, and I’ve just heard it mentioned very briefly on Sky News.
I’m sure there are many people out there who are grieving again for their beloveds who died that date.
My God forgive the perpetrators because I certainly can’t.

SueDonim Mon 08-Jul-19 00:20:51

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