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USA Chicken Catches Fire: Guv and the Ambulance, Diss, Norfolk - 19th November 2005

One minute it looks like the whole of Diss is being demolished, the next it looks like the whole of Diss is being set on fire all the time. This time, USA Chicken - a chicken, pizza and kebab shop on Mere Street - has a small fire on Saturday morning. Being out of bed unusually early (9.30am is early) meant being in town at around 11am to catch the mopping-up operation: there were two fire engines, a rozzer-mobile and an ambulance, featuring Gov, who wandered over and gave Nosher a quick look in the back. This was also the day that bought the tragic news of the closure of Nosher's favourite shop in Diss - Revolution Records - which announced it was shutting up shop at the end January 2006. Before that, there are a few photos of Safeway in Diss, shortly before it slides downmarket to become a Morrisons

next album: A Walk Around the Walled Garden, and Bob Last Leaves the Lab, Thornham and Cambridge - 20th November 2005
previous album: Demolition Diss: The Destruction of Padley's, and Alex Hill at the Barrel, Diss and Banham - 12th November 2005

2005 A random collection of Safeway herbs and spices

A random collection of Safeway herbs and spices

2005 The giant granite rock outside Safeway, immortalised by Mike Webb

The giant granite rock outside Safeway, immortalised by Mike Webb

2005 The entrance to Safeway

The entrance to Safeway

2005 Another exciting view of the Safeway entrance

Another exciting view of the Safeway entrance

2005 Sophie sits on a bin

Sophie sits on a bin

2005 A couple of Surfboards - a mobile phone, but expanded a bit

A couple of Surfboards - a mobile phone, but expanded a bit

2005 The surfboards are hooked up to a power supply and a laptop

The surfboards are hooked up to a power supply and a laptop

2005 Two fire engines completely block Mere Street

Two fire engines completely block Mere Street

2005 A couple of firemen discuss stuff

A couple of firemen discuss stuff

2005 Firemen and curious passers-by chat

Firemen and curious passers-by chat

2005 The back of Norfolk Fire Service's shiny new £250,000 engine

The back of Norfolk Fire Service's shiny new £250,000 engine

2005 A fireman poses with a pipe. It was the first time this unit had been used 'in anger'

A fireman poses with a pipe. It was the first time this unit had been used 'in anger'

2005 Gov is spotted wandering around with a bunch of papers

Gov is spotted wandering around with a bunch of papers

2005 Gov and a fire engine

Gov and a fire engine

2005 Generator outside the front door of USA Chicken - the singed inside can be seen

Generator outside the front door of USA Chicken - the singed inside can be seen

2005 Gov in the back of his ambulance

Gov in the back of his ambulance

2005 Gov pokes about

Gov pokes about

2005 Gov and his colleague chat in Mere Street

Gov and his colleague chat in Mere Street

2005 The Rozzers' spy-cam car

The Rozzers' spy-cam car

2005 The scene outside USA Chicken

The scene outside USA Chicken

2005 The Police survey the scene

The Police survey the scene

2005 Sunset on A12 near Kelvedon on the way back from Crawley, having picked up a vintage Commodore PET

Sunset on A12 near Kelvedon on the way back from Crawley, having picked up a vintage Commodore PET

2005 Kelvedon sunset

Kelvedon sunset

2005 A completely random jar of pickled gherkins

A completely random jar of pickled gherkins

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A random collection of Safeway herbs and spices