Always good to have a reminder of what a cosseted life we live in modernity.
At the weekend, after the powerstation was demolished, 49,000 people lost electricity.
And now, to add to its growing reputation as the ‘Town of a Thousand Surprises’ a great many of the same have lost water. The problem was noticed at 6:45am today according to the water board and at 14:30 was still offline.
If I didn’t know better I’d say the town was fighting back, old prosperous Didcot is refusing to go quietly, and the powerstation chimney is making its displeasure felt. After all, if it can be seen for miles, certainly from the next county, it means that it can see for miles, and may be unhappy with what it sees…
Apparently, Didcot is the most average town in England. Perhaps loss of amenities is simply a rehearsal for what’s to come?