Not just for trainspotters, a comprehensive calendar
of UK-specific ‘transport events’ from 1987 to 2001. Sadly, any comic potential this might hold (see Mandament’s
comments at the bottom of the page…) is wholly overshadowed by the sheer bloody violence of the past 15 years. And it wasn't train, car and plane crashes - there were also fires and bombs to contend with.
Staying with depressing thoughts. Yesterday's trawl through the world's cities was partly prompted by a recent read of Roy Porter's London: A Social History
. If nothing else, it also reminded us of the sheer scale of destruction - both wilful and accidental - that the city has been subjected to, such as the V-2
attack on New Cross
on 25 November 1944, when over 160 people were killed (the last two links from the comprehensive - and highly disconcerting - Ballistic Missile Image Gallery
We have a new gallery: Bangers