About Last Night
I’ve had all manner of questions about stuff going on in East Greenwich last night, some good, some very, very bad.
First the bad – the cause of one hell of a traffic jam down Woolwich Road. Tim tells me that officialdom was being so ineffectual at directing the traffic around the sidestreets (though to be fair, that would have been harder than usual, but more of that later) that one gallant chap got out of his car and was doing a very nice job of it by himself.
Folks, I have to tell you that it was for no happy reason. A porshe had somehow collided with this car (thanks for the pic, Michael) and although I don’t know how bad the accident actually was, it doesn’t look good.
Anyway, so that was the issue on the main road and the reason for all the emergency vehicles. My thoughts are with the people whose evening was ruined – and I don’t mean the late arrivals at dinner parties. Let’s hope the injuries weren’t as bad as the cars.
But Michael had a question of his own, as did several other people:
No doubt you have heard/seen already, but if not then I must say I was surprised at turning the corner from tranquil buzz outside the Cutty Sark to find police, crew, cameras and virtual daylight around Gibson St and Thornley Place: police lady told me it’s Eastenders being filmed but my friend on Old Woolwich Road says it’s Strictly Come Dancing – certain that you can settle it for us ?
Well, actually, yes, I can. But only because Emma was good enough to send me a picture of it:
Emma tells me
Attached – the view from my rear window for the last few days, taken tonight. My house is a strange little flat wedged in between the corner of three different roads – by back window looks out onto the powerstation and some lovely little streets in the conservation area. They’re filming for one of those BBC adverts – lots of music and dancing down the road in East Greewich (Braddyll Street/Caradoc Street). Dancers are dressed in ball gowns, sparkly orange hotpants, a dressing gown, a post woman, painters sliding down ladders, all sorts! Some very bored looking police keeping the roads closed during filming….
To – all questions answered, no thanks to me. Hurrah for crowd-sourcing.
And at this point I must say a huge thank you to everyone who sends me stuff. It’s amazing how often something someone sends me answers a question someone else has just asked. Sometimes I just feel like a little Phantom spider sitting in my web just waiting for the goodies to come to me…
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