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Thirty years on

The Trader

Thirty years on

As the remains of hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles this Monday, and the City was covered alternately by dense grey clouds and an eerie red sun, my mind went back to this day 30 years ago. I’d slept badly on Thursday 15 October 1987, the gate outside our flat banging away and me too lazy to go out and sort it. Waking up early as always, I noticed the kettle wasn’t working so coffee would have to wait until I got to my office in St Katharine’s Dock. I jumped in the car and drove past Battersea Dogs Home, through Nine Elms, Vauxhall and past Lambeth Palace, along Bankside and over Tower Bridge.

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