Dudley Earthquake appeal

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  1. At 00:54 on Monday 23 September an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Dudley, UK causing untold disruption and distress -

    * Many were woken well before their giro arrived

    * Several priceless collections of mementos from the Balearics and Spanish
    costas were damaged

    * Three areas of historic and scientifically significant litter were disturbed

    * Thousands are confused and bewildered, trying to come to terms with the
    fact that something interesting has happened in Dudley

    One resident, Donna-Marie Dutton, a 17 year old mother-of-three said "It was such a shock, little Chantal-Leanne came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Megan-Storm slept through it. I was still shaking when I was watching Trisha the next morning."

    Apparently though, looting did carry on as normal.

    The British Red Cross have so far managed to ship 4000 crates of Sunny Delight to the area to help the stricken masses.

    Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings including benefit books and jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos.


    * £2 buys chips, scraps and blue pop for a family of four

    * £10 can take a family to Stourport for the day, where children can play on an unspoiled canal bank among the national collection of stinging nettles

    * 22p buys a biro for filling in a spurious compensation claim


    Simply email us by return with your credit card details and we'll do the rest! If you prefer to donate cash, there are collection points available at your local branches of Argos, Iceland and Clinton Cards.
  2. dmo

    dmo Swinger

    Ref Dudley Quake....

    It measured 5 on the scale...causing £1,000,000 of improvements !!!!!!

  3. Dudley?

    Isn't that near Calcutta ;D
  4. Islamabad actually......
  5. Actually, I beleive its in South Staffordshire country myself, having had the privilidge of riding out there several times.

    The earthquake distressed a number of the hounds in their kennels, and a couple of the majors ponys bolted.  One got stuck in a culvert and he had to call the Dudley Fire Brigade.  They did an excellent job considering how poorly they...............................AAAAArghhhhhhhh!

    ( rattle of multiple point blank pistol fire, SSGT Garvey + blue team drives off in Discoverys stage left)
  6. I think the dogs & ponies were tethered after being stolen from a more affluent town and were intended to be served up with micro chips with instant whip for pudding ;D