Saturday, 7 June
The Fixer was informed of the road’s first repairs after us. This Blythwood Street…
… had completely fallen over.
Sir. After a few days we received our second report. There was a significant earthquake.
Sunny Munro writes:
Your story on a rare landslide on Blythwood Street reads: “After a few days we received our second report: there was a significant earthquake. The original reporter gave her information in good faith…”
The original reporter was me. A man of my stature should not be writing one of those anonymous obituaries.
When news of the collapse spread, the engineer said it was as a result of two road stones slamming into each other and producing a “confusion within the saddle”. But this wasn’t true, as his colleague discovered.
Mick Howard wrote:
What I do know is that the road got to the edge of the gully and it collapsed completely.
Jerrin Morrell writes:
It’s clear that the man who wrote the obituary and gave his name as J, a librarian and old friend of mine, is the person who highlighted my picture of our millyard days.
He’s obviously a very proud man, so I suppose he’s entitled to be happy.