Quite a number of other refugees followed, the police arrived with two very elderly ladies ('I'm ninety-six' said one of them proudly), and we deployed the traditional British remedy at times of crisis: a nice cup of tea.
In due course, everyone was relocated to an emergency reception centre at Seven Islands Leisure Centre in Rotherhithe, Tower Bridge was closed, the traffic ground to a halt, and now Bermondsey waits for news of the 1000lb monster from WW2 unearthed in Grange Walk....
|Spa Rd Closed|
|Salvation Army serving the emergency services - pictures from SE1 website|
|Army to the rescue - pictures from SE1 website|