Ukulele vs Pitchfork [UPDATED]


Yesterday, the mild-mannered world of the Brockley Christmas Market bumped up against the dark underworld occupied by the rail cops. A man (said to be wielding a large fork) was chased by transport police and a police helicopter across the railway line near Brockley Station, causing delays to rail services and livening-up proceedings at the market next-door.

Transpontine has a good summation of the available facts and a three-minute recording of the sound clash between the ukuleles, the sirens and the rotor blades as a scene from Chris Morris' Jam unfolded.

UPDATE: Apparently, yesterday's fork-wielder managed to temporarily evade the police but stuck around in Brockley. At time of writing (2.30pm) he is reported (by reliable BCer Andrea) to be on a roof on Harefield Road. The property is surrounded and the eye in the sky is back. And now, end game.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fiddling while Brockley Burns - http://audioboo.fm/boos/1115706-brockley-christmas-market

Does rather describe the post-2005 influx's attitude to the area.

Brockley Nick said...

And what would you have people do? Not throw markets lest a police chase breaks out? Not get together and organise enjoyable local things? Not play music on the streets?

And what would you like people to do instead? What do you do?

Anonymous said...

completely honest pitchfork owning residents versus the new dishonest grissini-eating, giving-birth-to-hugo influx - I know who's corner I'd be in

Welcome to 2012 said...

You'd be in prison right now.

Welcome to 2012 said...

In fact maybe you are.

Anonymous said...

speaking from experience Welcome?

Welcome to 2012 said...

Yes, I have some experience in helping to convict weapon-wielding maniacs - and their accomplices.

Do you want me to explain it to you?

Anonymous said...

Good to see the BXAG Stormtroopers quashed the peasant revolt.

Brockley gal said...

sounds like regular life in the metropolis - all calm when I passed by, good that the police getting on with their work. Singing sounded lovely on the audio. Now where is my garden fork?

Anonymous said...

The police helicopter is still flying over Brockley. Is Forrest Gump still running around the station?

Anonymous said...

Latest on twitter says the garden fork lunatic is on a roof on harefield road....

No fork guy said...

Any chance he could pop round and turn over my veg patch before they cart him off?

Anonymous said...

He's not the hero Brockley deserves - he's the hero Brockley needs. A hero for honesty, fighting for the right thing for once! Not olives and grissini!

This news will no doubt upset dinner tables on Geoffrey Road tonight.

Wendy said...

I love the idea that Geoffrey Road is the height of bourgeois Brockley. Someone doesn't get out much.

Anonymous said...

I like that idea too and I live on Geoffrey Road! I haven't actually got a dinner table though.

Brockley Ukulele Group said...

If you want to hear what we sound like without sirens in the background, we're playing at the Amersham Arms tonight from around 8pm. We are celebrating our 100th gig!

Shmero said...

"olives and grissini"? Is your hero from the eighties? Battling his foes with the aid of a Filofax and a VW Golf?

Benjamino1979 said...

I just moved in to Geoffrey Road & I don't have a dinner table either...or a pitchfork, I do have a shabby looking MOT garage across the road though, and I have no idea what grissini is so this Geoffrey Road Bourgeoisie thing seem somewhat misplaced to me.

Anonymous said...

Surely I can't be the only BC reader that finds the honest commenter hilarious. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

You need to get out more.

Anonymous said...

It's dishonest to go out

Anonymous said...

Ready meals 'healthier' than TV chefs' fare

Anonymous said...

The 'honest food' quips do make me laugh, I have to say.....

Anonymous said...

^This explains why My Family made it to 11 series..

Anonymous said...

Yes because people in the conservation area thought it was a documentary.

Anonymous said...

honestly?

Be R said...

I was wondering what was happening with the trains from Brockley Station that day. Thanks to your post, I now know why I couldn't get to work that day. I was trying to find out on social medias, what was wrong.

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