Where Were You When

Paul tagged me in the Where Were You When meme.

Princess Diana’s death – 31 August 1997

In bed. My radio alarm clock came on, and I couldn’t work out why Extra AM (now long-defunct, but I can still hear the jingles) was playing endless classical music. And then the hourly news came on. I went to Drayton Manor Park that day. Everybody seemed to move slowly, and it rained.

Margaret Thatcher’s resignation – 22 November 1990

No idea. I was seven, so probably under my mother’s feet.

Attack on the twin towers – 11 September 2001

In my car, sitting at a junction right here. I heard the breaking news alert on the Steve Wright show. Being the innocent that I was, I assumed it was due to some awful navigation-system problem.

England’s World Cup Semi Final v Germany in – 4 July 1990

Was this the one where Paul Gascoigne cried? I have a vague memory of seeing that. It’s unlike me to watch football, though, and memories from that long ago (particularly of famous images) aren’t reliable. So I don’t know.

President Kennedy’s Assassination – 22 November 1963

I wasn’t even an idea for a picnic. Hell, my parents weren’t at secondary school yet.

Most people have been tagged already…open to anybody interested.