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Framley Examiner

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:11 pm
by will vine
Moving to a new area, whether on holiday or as now, with our permanent move, the local newspaper is still my first go to to get a flavour of the town and find out what's on. It's easy to mock them all for their parochial concerns, their error strewn copy, their underwhelming trivia and terrible inaccuracies etc. I particularly loathed our local paper in Welwyn for its proprietor driven tabloid presentation. So what of my new local paper down here at the coast.Here's a word for word reprint of a story I just read in the East Kent Mercury -

Elderly Man Unwell
Ambulances were called to help an elderly man in Walmer Castle Road, Deal last Friday.
SECAmb attended a private home at around 6pm and an elderly man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother's Hospital.
As it was a private residence, no more information could be supplied.

Well, Shock! Horror!
I thought it worthy of an entry in The Framley Examiner, which, for those of you who don't know it and are amused by this kind of stuff is a treasure trove of fun. I recommend it.

Re: Framley Examiner

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:36 pm
by NormanD
I used to collect stories like this, mainly drawn from the local South East London Mercury. I've a little collection of odd cuttings. From what I remember:

- a woman robbed at a cash machine by two men dressed as Arabs
- an old man robbed (again) by a young man who invited him to look up at the moon
- a shop (yes, you guessed) by two men wearing butchers' aprons and wielding cleavers