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Friday, November 04, 2005

The World's Local Bank (Not, Again).

Readers with long memories will recall my previous blogging upon the inadequacies of the world's local bank (not). Well it seems that some public spirited Cumbrians with pronounced views upon architecture have decided to take matters into their own hands. I noticed their handiwork earlier today when a trip to Aspatria to use the cashpoint once again ended in skint frustration. Can't they get anything right at the HSBC? The fact that the assault vehicle was nicked from our village is no comfort. Local opinion has it that the villains must be the same comedians who last month tried to drill through the wall with a Black & Decker - but first broke into an adjoining property to plug the drill into an electricity supply . . .

9 Comments:

Blogger boudica of suburbia said...

I pray for criminals like that! You could make a Hollywood comedy caper with that material.

george clooney would probably be in it. Well maybe only in my own private version.

xxB

5/11/05 5:34 am  
Blogger Nick said...

B: 'The Aspatria Caper', yes - like that. I think my private version would have to include Greta Scacchi . . .

6/11/05 6:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speatrie+ arkleby hmm.
anyway, why no picture?

6/11/05 6:59 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

I'll see what I can do . . .

6/11/05 8:43 pm  
Anonymous Dr John said...

Honest, m'lud, I was making a post-modernist comment about the non-availability of banking services in rural areas .... installation at next year's Arkleby Festival of contemporary Art, perchance?

7/11/05 4:46 pm  
Anonymous cath@cya.org.uk said...

Hi from the internet Cafe in Hampi India. In here to shelter from the heat of the day. just to let you know we have been keeping up with your blog on our travels. Love to you all from Cath and Jane

8/11/05 9:57 am  
Anonymous Jez said...

Some local villains ram-raided the HSBC on my university campus back when I was a student. They nicked one of the machines.

Unfortunately for them, they nicked the bank statement machine and not the ATM...

8/11/05 9:23 pm  
Blogger RenMan said...

More information: The Toyota Hilux in which they made their getaway lost the police on the back roads. The plods got near enough to get a bit of the HSBC stone work through their windscreen. The Hilux (stolen obviously for it's speed and manouverability on Cumbrian lanes?!!) was found in Maryport the following day. As I drove into 'Spyatri on the Sunday morning (for the croissant search) some local wag had hung a 'Police Slow' banner over the roadsign. I wonder what the inuendo was there.

12/11/05 2:56 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Getaway car found abandoned in Maryport. . . says it all really.

12/11/05 3:04 pm  

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