Dad’s Diary 9: Ordinary People & Terrorism – part 2

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Today’s episode, Ordinary People & Terrorism – part 2, is the second of two that draw on various blog posts I wrote about two terrorist attacks in London, those carried out by the IRA in February 1996 and Al Qaeda in July 2005, just before we left London for New Zealand.


My picture, just hours after the bombing – the 28th of 18,000+ posted at We’re Not Afraid.

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Outside our apartment – the 1996 IRA bomb at South Quay was just beyond the trees in the background – from BBC4’s ‘We’re Not Afraid’ documentary.

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Walking past South Quay Plaza, the site of the 1996 IRA bomb  – from BBC4’s ‘We’re Not Afraid’ documentary.

9 February 996 Docklands bombing

7 July 2005 London bombings

21 July 2005 London bombings

Dad’s Diary is just that – a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

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