Friday, the 4th of November. One day to Guy Fawkes and while the children are at school, someone has reported the stash of wood, carefully gathered and stored in the middens of Southcroft Street over the past couple of weeks, in readiness for tomorrow night's bonfire.
Two (2), yes, two lorries have been sent by the cooncil and 5 or 6 men are loading up the planks, doors, sheets, logs, timber of all types, stripping this prime site of the fuel required for fireworks night.
Bonfire Night ruined again. How absolutely depressing. All the hard work and industry of the youngsters is snatched away at the eleventh hour.