10 August 2011

No.5 (report from London)

If you are waiting for a research report or a reply to an enquiry, I apologise for the delay. I am having a very busy time in the UK, attending seminars and other genealogy events, doing some research, and visiting relatives and friends. Right now I am in London. We expected our suburb to be safe, but on Monday night we had a police helicopter overhead until about 2am, spotlighting rioters and looters at our local shopping centre (four blocks away). We could smell burning rubber and hear shouting in the main road that runs parallel to our street. Overall, though, it is much safer here than in many other areas. Last night there were no helicopters here, but police cars with sirens blaring were zooming past on the main road at about one minute intervals from 8pm until I fell asleep around 10:30pm.


Angelina0506 said...

Judy Hi,
It must be very unsettling knowing the riots are so close to where you are. I would imagine that the seminars would be so interesting it would be such a shame to miss them.

Keep safe
Angelina Brelih NSW Australia

Judy Webster said...

Yes, Angelina, it was a bit scary when the helicopter was overhead, but because there were no shops in our street we felt relatively safe. Luckily the genealogy seminars were earlier, while I was up in Yorkshire. However the riots did make me cancel a day of research that I had planned to do in London.

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