I had to take my wife’s cousin back to her hotel – she came down from Sheffield for a visit – which left me outside close to 9pm. I saw that the lights were on the Christmas tree down at the Uni so a cold run in my wheelchair was called for.
It was quite cold and starting to rain but in the distance I could hear commands being shouted. Not being sure what was going on, I turned round for home to find the Sea Cadets – whose base is down near the Lock – had marched up to the Merchant Seamen war memorial and were lined up before it.
It was a cold night for standing around, especially as the rain started. I took a quick photo and scurried off home.