To us Londoners it is still raw


No more needs to be said. 

It turns out that something does need to be said, although I know that most of our US readers recall the events of 7th July 2005 in London, as most UK readers recall those in New York and Washington on 9th September 2001.

For Lou the cheap beer sommelier, to recap.

On Thursday 7th July 2007 four Muslim men committed jihad on the London transport system by detonating suicide bombs almost simultaneously at four locations.  On a Circle Line train underground between Liverpool Street station and Aldgate station, at another part of the Circle line nearest Edgware Road Station and on the Piccadilly Line nearest Kings Cross station. The 4th bomber, for reasons never fully understood, detonated his bomb on a No 30 bus at Tavistock Square. Tavistock Square is where I attended on Saturday with friends to lay flowers. They murdered 52 people and injured another 700 or so, some of whom are known to me. 

The memorial to those killed is in Kensington Gardens; 52 steel columns (classical stelae) grouped according to place of death, no names just the place, time and date. Hence Aldgate, at 8.50 hours. The attack occurred as people were on their way to work

2 Responses

  1. Alot more needs to be said because your American readers (and other non-UK types) may not know what this is a photo of or what “Aldgate” means. Do us a favor and provide some information.

  2. Thankyou for reposting.
    All of this nightmare horror cruelty killing stuff will ALWAYS be raw.

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