It’s Thursday night in central London, and the damp air envelopes the
city as an eerie silence pervades through its soulless streets. In
an isolated street Davies sits patiently in his van with six others.
“You all ready then “his says confidently, without glancing back,
“Yeh” comes the monotoned reply of the other gang members “Give
everything quick butchers” he says over the ominous sound of clunking
metal as the semi-automatics are loaded., Davies casts a patriarchal
look over his ‘boys’ which is reciprocated by the unspoken badge of
respect they hold for him.
Like a well rehearsed play they all take their cue, Tom and Harry go
silently towards the front door, Charlie, Dave and Jenkins stealthily
creep towards the back door. Davies himself covers Tom and Harry and
follows them to the front.
Freshly pressed suits and shoes that glimmer in the muggy night
contradict the shabby attempt at disguise as the balaclavas, are
pulled on and stick like a second skin over the perspiring heads of
142 Pool Street , an ugly pile of Georgian bricks in a less than
salubrious Street and frequented by the ignoble and dishonest members
of society that were the rival gang, who were unaware of what lay
ahead of them as the peels of raucous laughter rang out from inside
Tom approaches the door, followed closely behind by Davies and Harry;
he bangs the door, 3 times, with his clenched fist and waits for
someone to acknowledge their presence. A wary voice comes from
behind the closed door and asks them what they want. “We’re here for
Duncan” comes th...
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of Major, enlisting with national service and working his way up to he
reached his position. He reluctantly retired during the eighties, for
him the Army was an escape from real life. The bullet wound that he
received, September 1952, helps him to captivate an audience as he
tells them stories of ‘heroism during active service’.
As the day draws to an end, each man takes the time to reflect on
events of September 1952. The characters of the men shaped and formed
by what life has thrown at them. Each person has his own views of the
events of that night. Some will say these men are heroes, some say
that they did it for power; some say it was a cold blooded gang land
killing. But for Davies, Harry, Dave, Tom, Jenkins, and Charlie only
they can know the truth behind the stories that live on.
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