Monthly Archives: July 2010

7.7.2005 Five Years on…… Lest We Forget

 5 years ago, on the 7th July 2005 , 4 men decided to go to London, and try to kill as many people as they could.
They succeeded in maiming hundreds and killing 52 people
These are their names.
Stan  Brewster                      52
Jonathan Downey                34
David Foulkes                      22
Colin Morley                        52
Jenny Nicholson                   24
Laura Webb                         29
James Adams                      32
Samantha Badham               36
Phil Beer                             22
Anna Brandt                        42
Ciaran Cassidy                    22
 Elizabeth Daplyn                 26
Arthur Edlin Frederick          60
Karolina Gluck                     29
Ganze Gunoral                    24
Lee Harris                          30
Ojara Ikeagwu                   55
Emily Jenkins                    24
 Adrian Johnson                 37
Helen Jones                      28
Susan Levy                       53
Shelley Marie Mather         26
Michael Matsushita            37
James Mayes                    28
Behnaz Mozakka               47
Mihaela Otto                   46
Atique Sharifi                 24
Ihab Slimane                  24
Christain " Njoya " Small 28
Monica Suchocka            23
Mala Trivedi                   
Rachel Chung For Yuen   27
Lee Baisden                   34
Benedetta Ciaccia           30
Richard Ellery                21
Richard Gray                 41
Anne Moffat                  48
Fiona Stevenson            29
Carrie Louise Taylor       24
Anthony Fatayi-Williams 26
Jamie Gordon                30
Giles Hart                       55
Marie Hartley                  34
Myriam Hyman                31
Shahara Islam                 20
 Neetu Jain                       37
Sam Ly                           28
Shyanuja Parathasangary  30
Anat Rosenberg               39
Phillip Stuart Russell        28
William Wise                   54
Gladys Wundowa            51
52 names…. 52 people … 52 families devastated by 4 men.
Typing these names into this entry, putting pictures to the names, every one has a family, every one was just going to work or out to town. 
Did they really deserve this?
I was on holiday when this was happening, sitting on a beach laughing when people were being blown to bits.
We only found out about it because a tv was on in the hotel lounge.
My brother works in Canary Wharf. Mobile networks were in meltdown,  no calls were getting through, no texts, nothing.
Scary scary feeling, worring about a member of your family,not  knowing if he was dead or alive , and praying that he had got to work early… or late.
After about 3 hours of wanting to spew, finally I got a text message comfirming he was ok.
I got very drunk that night.
Lest we forget