Wednesday, 11 January 2006

Last night I cried

Did anyone see the programe on TV last night Surviving Disaster?I watched it last week about the rescue of the Russian submarine. Last nights programme,however evoked some memorys .It was about the Manchester air disaster ,in 1958 the plane crashed ,killing 23 passengers,including eight members of the Manchester United football team ,and many others seriously injured ,I worked in Corby at that time and traveled to and fro by bus ,as did a few other  fellow villagers, I can remember sitting behind a man on the bus ,as we came home from work ,and catching sight of the headlines on the paper he was reading ,over his shoulder ,I read  the chilling news ,I tapped his shoulder and enquired ,"Whats that Wally ?"he turned and I saw the tears in his eyes !yes this news ,I saw many men cry ,over the next few days . I remember my boyfriend ,(later to become my husband ) Mick not due to see me that night ,but came over to see me ,he was very upset as was my Dad .During the next few days we watched the papers ,for updates of  our heros .The great Matt Busby ,was'nt expected to survive ,but did ,My own dear Grandson Matthew ,was named for this man ,(Kate and Martins older boy).

The years have passed and ,you forget ,then it comes up again ,When my daughter Kate started going out with Martin ,he was /is a very keen Man U supporter,like his Dad ,I found the news paper,which had some how survived the years,Igave it to Martin  who was delighted to add it to his collection of Man U treasures .So yes last night I cried for the people who died ,and for the time it took me back to ............. 

Manchester Manchesteeer United ,the're a bunch of bubbling Busby babes ,They deserve to be knighted !

The sun is shining here ,after rain and wind last night ,Have a good day folks                       Jan xx

13 comments:

sdrogerson said...

I avoided it as I thought it would be too painful to watch

ally123130585918 said...

Jan - what a lovely entry....I think we who remember that crash will never forget the shock and sadness - and waiting for more news on what happened...I didn't see the programme last night if I had I would have been crying with you.....Ally

jeanno43 said...

No, Jan, did not see it. I have been feeling down enough lately so trying to avoid things like that but I remember it all too well. The whole country was stunned, nobody could believe it. Yes, the Busby Babes, God rest them.  Lovely entry my friend.

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mllevl said...

I was at school in a small Scottish village at the time and it wasn't until I was in Germany a few years later I met a couple of Mancurians(?) and they told me about it. Despite the time lapse they were both very upset at the memory of the crash and it was clearly still very recent to them.  Very sad.  
Eve...Ps  I worked in Corby too about 5 years ago

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan, I did tape that programme, so now know I'm in for a sad watch.I was 11 at the time but can imagine how upset you and Mick felt.Was he called "Wally Walpole"? think I remember you talking about him.Good entry today........Love Jeanxx

haileen2003 said...

A Friend rang, having trouble with her new PC- so Allan and I went over for an hour- I switched on when we got back, didn't know what it was, checked TV guide, so only saw last 10mins, sorry I missed it!!
Aileen...X

jaymact1 said...

Did not see the prog. as we were trying to catch up on some other stuff. I do remember it well.  Love Joan.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan, I didn`t see it but remeber when it happened, despite only being six at the time.  My Dad was a huge football fan and was shocked to hear that the plane carrying the Man U players had crashed with all the fatalities.  It looks as though you have the same weather as here today, it makes a change from the rain we`ve had lately. :o)

Sandra xxxx

jmoqueen said...

Not a big fan of Man Utd, but I didn't see the programme anyhow!!  I did hear someone talking about it at work, but it must've been strange to watch that and know what it was like at the time when it happened!!

sarajanesmiles said...

I wasn't around in 1958, and I didn't see the program.  It must have been very upsetting to those like you who remember so clearly what happened, and the emotions of the time.  
Sara   x

jlocorriere05 said...

I remember the air disaster, all those poor young men. I know it took Matt Busby a great deal of strength and courage to go on and build his team up from that. Great entry Jan. Jeannette. http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

elainey2465 said...

Hi jan - well I think its lovely that you remind us to remember - we shouldnt forget.  My ten year old is a Man U fanatic - He would be absolutely devasted if anything like that had happened today - we have to enjoy and appreciate everyday, even every hour and minute.  laine xx
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irisclyde said...

Hope your sunshine comes our way! I only half watched that programme but what a tragedy.
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