Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wednesday May 24 ................. My Manchester

We will all have our own slightly different feelings about the events of Monday night and yesterday.

For all of us it will begin with the loss of life and the impact that those deaths will have on family, friends and the wider community.

And because so many of those who were murdered were young there is that awful sense that their futures and all they may have become and all they may have achieved has just been ended.

Others far more eloquent than me have summed up the collective feelings of the people of the City and beyond.

But the bravery and dedication of the emergency services and bystanders on the night along with so many individual acts of generosity and kindness during yesterday deserve to be spoken of again and again.

All day yesterday like so many others, we received messages from friends and family checking on us and expressing their revulsion and sadness.

And that is all I want to say.

Picture; looking out on Manchester, 2002


  1. Prayers for the families of these young people murdered and maimed. Thoughts and prayers for the people of Manchester.