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Memorial to a day in 1999

Celebration of the total eclipse of 1999Walking along the seafront in Plymouth last night, I was delighted to see, set in the footway, a memorial to the day that we completed the purchase of our home in Melksham. At that time, "404" was uninhabitable - the only water coming in through a lead pipe to a tap; which wasn't over a drain, no loos, collapsing floors and ceilings. Clearly a "fixer upper" as the term goes. But - big project though it was, I hadn't thought that they would put a memorial to us in Plymouth.


Eclipse, 11th August 1999Looking a little further at the memorial, I realised that it was to something altogether larger than our exploits; 11th August 1999 was the date of the total eclipse. We were actually stood at the house that we had *just* completed the purchase of ... and it went very dark. The crows in the nearby rookery were flying around, perplexed at what appeared to be the early end of the day - an altogether eerie experience.

(written 2010-10-06, updated 2010-10-08)

 
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