Sunday, January 02, 2005

New Year in New Cross

At five to twelve, the band in Skehans pub was belting out a Waterboys cover, while the sound of a gospel choir drifted out from the House of Bread church in Kitto Road.

We headed up to the top of Telegraph Hill park where a couple of hundred people saw in the New Year with bubbly and fireworks, not to mention a fine view of other people's fireworks going off all over London. People have been gathering there every year since Millennium Eve (although a few months earlier, in August 1999, lots of us watched the solar eclipse there). The event isn't advertised or organised - people just seem to gravitate towards the highest local point, and why not?

What did you get up to?

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