posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 07:23 PM
Wow! I know those flats quite well. Not too well though because it's quite a rough neighbourhood.
There are a few blocks quite similar in that area and they're getting pretty old now. The lifts were usually out of order and they always looked
I can't remember how many floors each one had, not huge but tall for that area and they could be seen for miles.
Is this a prelude to some redevelopment and demolition I wonder. (yeah, ever the conspiricist).
Let's hope the wonderful Kingston-upon-Thames fire brigade do what they have been so good at doing for decades and sort this out with a minimum loss
or damage to life, their own included.
I remember supporting them when they were on strike and taking them beer and sausages for the picket line barbecue. Unsung heros, very underpaid and
often underequipped and staffed because of idiotic cutbacks to feed the rich.
The Cambridge Estate must be buzzing right now, things like this don't happen often round there and one of these big (for the U.K.) blocks going up
must be quite a site.
Good luck firemen, good luck residents. Keep us informed as I'm no longer in that neck of the woods but still have ties there. Cheers Extra.
[edit on 20/7/2010 by nerbot]