There has just been the most fantastic firework display on the river at Butlers Wharf. I walked down to the river and caught the last minute or so. Afterwards much to my delight a ten piece band which was positioned on the outside terrace of Pont de la Tour then struck up with 1920's jazz pieces and people were dancing on the riverside. Someonehas obviously had a fabulous party and whilst some may object to such a display of wealth, I personally would much rather they spent it than take it with them. Especially when local residents are able to benefit as I did tonight!
I live on Mill Street so we had a good view of them - we did wonder for a couple of minutes what was going on though. It sounded like a firework factory had blown up, I've never heard such noisy fireworks. They were very good fireworks though.
From Riverview Heights on Bermondsey Wall West it was like being on the front line. I think the two subs may have been the two huge barges that the fireworks were lanched from being towed away by two tugs seperately. They did look a bit like subs although I had had just had a low calarie hot chokky so I might have bene mistaken. They do have these things from time to time but I wish there was some way to get some prior warning so we invite people round and make an evening of it.