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If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be interested to
know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed stations - quite quick.
The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay home
like good little citizens.


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If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be
interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed
stations - quite quick.
The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay
home like good little citizens.


Whatever you do, don't mention at what time of day you
made your journey(s); as that might render such information
useful to someone.


michael adams

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On Thu, 7 May 2020 15:21:51 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
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If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be
interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed
stations - quite quick.
The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay
home like good little citizens.


Whatever you do, don't mention at what time of day you
made your journey(s); as that might render such information
useful to someone.


I suspect the ticket gates already have that information.

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On Thu, 7 May 2020 15:21:51 +0100
"michael adams" wrote:
wrote in message ...
If you feel like taking a trip up to central london you might be
interested to know the tube is nice and empty and with a lot of closed
stations - quite quick.
The only downside are the childish tannoy messages for everyone to stay
home like good little citizens.


Whatever you do, don't mention at what time of day you
made your journey(s); as that might render such information
useful to someone.


I suspect the ticket gates already have that information.


But any readers of this group, to whom your observations were
originally addressed, and who might actually find such information
useful, are still completely in the dark.


michael adams

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Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111



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Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:

Have they taped off any seats, as seems to have happened in foreign
metros? Any police asking if your journey is strictly necessary?


I’m surprised with a good part of the country getting all nostalgic for an
event that for most was really their parents and grandparents party that
the posters from that era bearing that question haven’t been reprinted
with figure of a solder replaced by a nurse.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/26111


Yes, a very good idea.

There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.
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On 08/05/2020 03:01, Recliner wrote:
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There can't be many people left who have personal memories of VE-Day. After
the care homes crisis, their number has probably halved in the last couple
of months. Not a great way of celebrating them.


Hyperbole has it's place but I don't think that was one of them. The
ONS estimated 2.4 per cent of the UK population was over 85. Even
after allowing for immigration that's over 1.5 million likely to have
memories of VE Day. And if you reckon 750,000 over 85s have probably
died in the past couple of months....

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