Birds singing undisturbed at Drayton Manor, closed again on Thursday. A chorus of Tweets meanwhile, after 11-year-old Evha Jannath fell to her death in the water-course of Splash Canyon, a ‘rapids ride’ at the Staffordshire theme park.
Tableau of men in black, casting shadows. Police, Health and Safety inspectors – too late now!
Circled by chutes of water – its unaccustomed stillness; curved lines of the flat surface they’re standing on, standing in for the grooves on my record deck.
Album of cries and shrieks, long played out on Tuesday. When the needle dropped on this poor girl, were there rubber-necking onlookers – or did we keep our distance from the scene?
What did for her, they say, was standing up to change seats. Because the banter’s always better on the other side.
Bish, Bash, Bosh went the Twirly-Whirly Boat; and this Comic Strip just got real.
Earlier that morning, Evha wasn’t dressed right. She borrowed clothes from classmates in order to come on the school trip.
Drayton Manor Theme Park reopened for business before the end of the week.