Sunday, 14 March 2010

Tumble Down is burning down!

I've always fancied being a reporter (April O'Neil was a strong role model) and this afternoon I was in the right place at the right time to do some on scene reporting, unfortunately we witnessed a fire break out at a once loved pub - The Tumbly : (

The Tumble Down Dick in Farnborough, Hampshire, has a long history dating back to the 5th century and its name comes from drunken Richard Cromwell who was, according to local legend, a one time visitor of the inn. In recent times it has been a haven for the alternative scene, and intill its closure in 2008 "Dicks" venue next door held weekly Rock Club nights at Quarantine.

Today at 15.30 a fire broke out at the old pub,
dark smoke that emanated from the roof was blown quickly away. Within 10 minutes the first fire engine had arrived and fire fighters started to prise open one of the shuttered windows with a crow bar. 2 more engines arrived before they gained access to the building at the rear with a top floor window. It is un-known at this time the outcome of the fire and the extent of damage caused.

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