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Three minutes silence in Cardiff

Ella who is Sooze 14 Sep 01 - 03:59 AM
Ella who is Sooze 14 Sep 01 - 06:20 AM
CarolC 14 Sep 01 - 06:25 AM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 14 Sep 01 - 05:55 PM
Gareth 14 Sep 01 - 07:27 PM
Peg 15 Sep 01 - 09:39 AM
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Ella who is Sooze 17 Sep 01 - 03:49 AM
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Subject: Three minutes silence in Cardiff
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 03:59 AM

At 11am today, alot of us from where I work, are joining in a three minutes silence with a load of other people at Alexandra Gardens in Cathays Park.


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Subject: RE: Three minutes silence in Cardiff
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:20 AM

I did think that maybe it would only be a small gathering of people. But no...

At 10.50 people had started to gather around the Temple of Peace, in Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park, in Cardiff. A circular pillared monument with central sculpture, deadicated to peace and rememberance, set in beautiful gardens.

Hundreds of my co-workers were there, also other workers from Lawyers from the City Court House, Police, Students from Cardiff University, Government workers, Museum staff, and people from all over the city, all gathered in a sweeping circle around the monument.

At 11am precisely, the muted City Hall bell tomed 11 rings, all fell silent, all heads tilted down in remberance and silent prayers. All nationalities gathered together to express their sorrow in silence during the 3 minutes. All most complete silence, except for city traffic in the background, and on an exceptionally clear and hot day for September, a cool breeze blew about our feet.

All I want to say...

Ella


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Subject: RE: Three minutes silence in Cardiff
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:25 AM

I just watched some of Europe's three minutes of silence on television here in the US. It was very heartening to see. Thank you, Ella, and everyone else who participated.


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Subject: RE: Three minutes silence in Cardiff
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 05:55 PM

Ella, thanks for your telling... It makes us here in New York feel better to know of such caring and support. Jean


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Subject: RE: Three minutes silence in Cardiff
From: Gareth
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 07:27 PM

And at our office at Swansea.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Three minutes silence in Cardiff
From: Peg
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 09:39 AM

Thank you so much for sharing this, Ella and Gareth. I have been to several parts of Wales, north and south, and it is a gorgeous, magical country.

I have been so moved watching the shows of support, of grief and solidarity, from our European friends...I think I fully cried for the first time last night (other then the random bursts all week) watching the moments of silence on teh news, in so many different countries and cities, from Paris, France to Rome, Italy to Britain to Sarajevo. Sarajevo!


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Subject: RE: Three minutes silence in Cardiff
From: DancingMom
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 03:04 PM

A very touching gesture. It meant so much. Thank you all.


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Subject: RE: Three minutes silence in Cardiff
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 03:49 AM

Was also at an Irish Session, where we stopped and listened to a beautiful slow air, played by and Irish American on a fiddle.

E


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