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Brixton nail bombing

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Brixton Hatter, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. shaneC

    shaneC Well-Known Member

    I remember being in a queue in Nyam food on Coldharbour Lane waiting for a veg patty, there was a dull bang. The patty arrived and i walked around to Electric Ave to lots of stunned people, many with bloody wounds, initial rumour of a gas cannister going off, i sat with a lady with a 4" nail poking out of her shoe waiting for the ambulance, she kept her purple hat on and was very brave as the numbing shock wore off.
    Regarding the trial I do remember some anomaly/lost in CCTV and Copeland had some connection with the 'White Wolves' some far right group, possibly penetrated by our very own spooky north Lambeth 'extended community group'. Or maybe it's my memory or i maybe I read a Larry O'Hara book from years ago. (an author i like and wonder why a couple of people have given him a hard time here - Larry's organ 'Notes from the Borderland' along with 'Lobster' magazine provide a shaft of light into the murky world of counter intelligence and the grey area with 'radical/terrorist' groups. )
    On Mayday '99 there was a big Brixton march against the three bombings, starting in Brixton Oval, on the same day the first Re-legalise Cannabis march also started from Brixton. Meanwhile there was an RTS/tube workers underground demo going on somewhere underground and a general 'bombs in the air' atmosphere which dissipated on arrival in Clapham Common, where the Council had agreed to the cannabis march having a 'carnival' to soak up any conflict. Although they refused an entertainment licence which led to a entertaining court case of Lambeth Council V carnival organisers charged with 'encouraging dancing and amplified music on a common on mayday in england'. 3 court dates later - 'not guilty'. The march and festival went on for another five years till the application for the 2005 festival was refused as the Council had spotted cannabis dealers at the event. Anyway a bit off topic ... I hope the woman in the purple hat is walking well and the nail marks on iceland supermarket don't get added to.
  2. jæd

    jæd Corporate Hooker

    See the other thread, notably the lack of evidence for his ravings, for why Larry isn't popular here... (And nor are other conspiraloons...) See http://www.urban75.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=136675
  3. Droppin'

    Droppin' Well-Known Member

    I always feel sorry for the family of poor David Morley, bar manager of the Soho pub bomb, when I think about the nail bombs. Imagine a nail bomb going off in your pub and yet you survive it. You would feel like the luckiest person alive...until you get murdered in a happy slapping attack outside waterloo station five years later.
  4. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

  5. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    I'd been at the fruit stall at the entrance an hour before it went off. I was back at home (5 mins away on Ferndale road) when I heard the explosion. My first thought was that was an explosion. I went to the kitchen but couldn't see anyone outside looking panicked, then when the rain and thunder and lightning started I assumed it must be that after all.

    Does anyone know what happened to the toddler with the nail in it's brain? I know it didn't die but I've never been able to find out whether it was removed or what happened. Did the programme say?
  6. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Bump. The 10 year anniversary is tomorrow.
  7. DaveCinzano


    Are you sure? :hmm:
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    shouldn't it really have its own thread instead of being tagged on the end of a thread about a tv programme which few people seem to have seen five years ago?
  9. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    sorry, it's the 13th anniversary. :oops:
  10. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    I'm not sure if the forums even existed in 1999 so there's no original thread about it. Happy for the mods to amend the title of the thread to "Brixton Nail Bombing" or sth
  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    shouldn't it really have its own thread instead of being tagged on the end of a thread about a tv programme which few people seem to have seen five years ago?
  12. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    I heard you the first time.

    You're welcome to start a new thread, but I think it's appropriate to use one that already exists and already has people's discussion on it.
  13. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    1999? I'd have more likely guessed 2007.

    Anyway 13 years, eh? Is that an important anniversary now? Should I buy someone some lace?
  14. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    The IRA were being blamed for it by some people at the time!

    It's important for me.
  15. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    You thought it was the 10th which is a landmark anniversary. 13th isn't.
  16. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

  17. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

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  18. dessiato

    dessiato Fast cars. Big waves.

    I don't remember the Brixton bombing very well. But I remember the Admiral Duncan. We were on our way there, but were tired, so went to Tesco instead. First I heard about it was when my niece rang me wanting to know if we were safe.

    RIP all the victims.
  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    i wonder how all the wounded are coping now
  20. dessiato

    dessiato Fast cars. Big waves.

    I would imagine that they still have flashbacks, and PTSD. I know that I still get flash backs from some of my worst accidents, my friends who have been shot at and wounded in military actions do too. I doubt they'll ever get over it.

    What bothers me about these victims is whether or not they are still getting proper care, I hope they are. I guess a lot of people not connected to the incident have "forgotten" about it, and, therefore, probably don't understand.
  21. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Well they did have previous. Rather than an inadequate loner wannabe Nazi who it turned out to be.
  22. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  23. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    ... lest we forget those whitewashed out of history ...
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  24. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    What does this comment mean?
  25. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    The ignorant twunt who did the nailbombings claimed that he did so to get famous - let's not give him the satisfaction of repeating his name or showing his face.
  26. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    ...... lest we forget the victims whitewashed out of history ...


    When asked why he did it he replied;

    “Because I don't like them [Africans and Asians]. I want them out of this country. I'm a National Socialist Nazi. I believe in the master race... I knew that Brixton was a focal point for the black community, I knew that Brick Lane was a focal point for the Asian community.. My aim was political. It was to cause a racial war in this country. There'd be a backlash from the ethnic minorities. I'd just be the spark. That's all I will plan to be, the spark that would set fire to this country. Chaos, damage, fire, it's okay.”
  27. bimble

    bimble uber-hippy twonk peanut

    Good thing he failed, isn't it, to do what he says his intention was.
  28. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    You are posting on a thread on which the anniversary of this atrocity has repeatedly been remembered.
    Gramsci, Nanker Phelge and editor like this.
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    And he also bombed a gay pub in Soho.

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