Hundreds were told to leave the Tower Park complex in Poole as emergency crews arrived

Public evacuated from Tower Park - fire crews at the scene

Public evacuated from Tower Park - fire crews at the scene

Keegan Hurst and Kurtis Rankin outside in their swimming gear

UPDATE: Public evacuated from Tower Park - fire crews at the scene - incident expected to end shortly

UPDATE: Public evacuated from Tower Park - fire crews at the scene - incident expected to end shortly

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HUNDREDS of people were evacuated from Tower Park in Poole this afternoon.

The emergency services were called to the leisure and retail venue at 2.20pm.

Police said that one person had been treated for minor injuries.

At 4.10pm, it was thought that the gas was not dangerous and the incident would be scaled down. At 5.15pm the building was still being checked.

At 6pm, a spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said emergency services had now left the scene.

Dorset Police said that units were called at 2.21pm to a report of a chemical spill from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesman said that the injector had burst in a chlorine pump at Splashdown.

Those who were using the swimming pool at the time were given foil blankets to keep them warm and were being looked after at LA Fitness.

Emily Woodgate and Zoe Barnes had both travelled from Weymouth to visit Splashdown, and stood outside wearing sheets of foil - known as Space Blankets – over their bikinis.

Zoe said: “It was absolute chaos when the alarm went off. 

“No one seemed to know what was going on, and we had to leave everything in the lockers, even though we’d opened the door.”

Emily added: “The teenagers were all laughing, but lots of the kids were in tears.” 

They added that no food or water had been provided.

Bethany Etheridge and Gary Pickering took 10-year-old Bradley to the centre.

The family, who come from Salisbury, had been using the slides for around an hour when they were told to evacuate.

“I don’t really think anyone knew what was happening,” Bethany said.

“We were just told that it wasn’t a drill and we needed to get out right away.”

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service's East Dorset District Commander, Ray Jones, told the Daily Echo at the scene that crews were called to a chemical spillage and two appliances from Poole, one from Redhill Park and one from Westbourne were sent to the scene.

A specialist unit from Poole was also sent.

Mr Jones said that there was concern that the gas might be harmful and firefighters in breathing apparatus went inside the building to check that it was safe to return.

He added that, with the permission of the Environment Agency, the chemical was washed away down a drain.

The evacuation caused traffic problems around the park as people tried to leave.

This evening, Splashdown released a statement following the incident.

It read:

Following the discovery of a malfunction of the dosing injector in the upstairs plant room the decision was taken, as a precuation, in the interests of public safety, to evacuate the building and call the emergency sevices to ensure that there was no threat to the safety of our customers, staff and those using the other facilities at Tower Park.

Following thorough checks of the building by Dorset Fire Services, staff and then customers were allowed back in to the building.

Jackie Richmond, Splashdown’s co-owner said: "No one was affected apart from the disruption and inconvenience, for which we apologise.

"All pools have chemical dosing machinery and if there is any suggestion that there is a problem then we take it very seriously; an alarm triggered and in the circumstances it was better to be safe and get it checked out properly in connection with the emergency services.

"A small leak was detected and appropriate action taken to clear it up and repair the equipment. Following the repair and testing of the equipment I am pleased to be able to say that we will be open as normal again tomorrow.

"We would like to express our thanks to all our staff who acted promptly and efficiently to evacuate the buildings and to Tower Park management team and other on-site businesses and their staff for their help in looking after our customers."

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3:09pm Sat 29 Mar 14

lissypiggy says...

We are stuck in the car trying to get out!
We are stuck in the car trying to get out! lissypiggy
  • Score: -4

3:11pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Hungry says...

Day 1 of evacuation... Still no spicy rice
Day 1 of evacuation... Still no spicy rice Hungry
  • Score: 9

3:30pm Sat 29 Mar 14

iProctee says...

It's all lies, it's the start of a zombie apocalypse!!!!!!
It's all lies, it's the start of a zombie apocalypse!!!!!! iProctee
  • Score: 9

3:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

JackJohnson says...

Any sign of Georgie Porgie opening yet?
Any sign of Georgie Porgie opening yet? JackJohnson
  • Score: 14

3:38pm Sat 29 Mar 14

fedupwithfedupjobsworths says...

Is Tesco evacuated and closed too ? I want some crumpets for tea,
Is Tesco evacuated and closed too ? I want some crumpets for tea, fedupwithfedupjobsworths
  • Score: 15

3:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

RickGrimes says...

It has begun...
It has begun... RickGrimes
  • Score: 7

3:55pm Sat 29 Mar 14

barbienightmare says...

It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight !
It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight ! barbienightmare
  • Score: 1

3:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Mike R-B says...

JackJohnson wrote:
Any sign of Georgie Porgie opening yet?
That's the best question to date and no doubt linked to the "spicy rice" request above.
Watch Tesco prices rocket to compensate for their losses as we all rush to Lidl where milk has been a quid for years..........
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: Any sign of Georgie Porgie opening yet?[/p][/quote]That's the best question to date and no doubt linked to the "spicy rice" request above. Watch Tesco prices rocket to compensate for their losses as we all rush to Lidl where milk has been a quid for years.......... Mike R-B
  • Score: 7

3:58pm Sat 29 Mar 14

barbienightmare says...

fedupwithfedupjobswo
rths
wrote:
Is Tesco evacuated and closed too ? I want some crumpets for tea,
Tescos open and Burger King I think , just watch out for the silver blanket crew congregating outside in swim suits ! If I were them I'd be getting a bit grouchy by now !
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithfedupjobswo rths[/bold] wrote: Is Tesco evacuated and closed too ? I want some crumpets for tea,[/p][/quote]Tescos open and Burger King I think , just watch out for the silver blanket crew congregating outside in swim suits ! If I were them I'd be getting a bit grouchy by now ! barbienightmare
  • Score: 4

4:18pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mac340v8 says...

This is what happens when you design a complex that size with only two exits.
Bloody chaos.
Just like Poole town centre and quay area.
Any problems and - Gridlock.
This is what happens when you design a complex that size with only two exits. Bloody chaos. Just like Poole town centre and quay area. Any problems and - Gridlock. mac340v8
  • Score: 3

4:19pm Sat 29 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

If the planet was on fire.....Tesco would still be open.
If the planet was on fire.....Tesco would still be open. BIGTONE
  • Score: 31

4:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Mindvor says...

BIGTONE wrote:
If the planet was on fire.....Tesco would still be open.
Well, we'll need marshmallows :)
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: If the planet was on fire.....Tesco would still be open.[/p][/quote]Well, we'll need marshmallows :) Mindvor
  • Score: 17

4:29pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Golden angel says...

Tesco helped out, opening coffee shop for them to keep warm, hot drinks and t-shirts.everyone was very helpful so stop knocking them
Tesco helped out, opening coffee shop for them to keep warm, hot drinks and t-shirts.everyone was very helpful so stop knocking them Golden angel
  • Score: 32

4:53pm Sat 29 Mar 14

misplacedspaniard says...

barbienightmare wrote:
It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight !
THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?!
[quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight ![/p][/quote]THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?! misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 13

4:58pm Sat 29 Mar 14

dmb1988 says...

NO one from Empire cinema is to be found - my daughter and son have been waiting outside for over 2 hours and have no idea what it happening - surely someone should be giving updates - even if to say come back another day with the ticket and get a refund or re book
NO one from Empire cinema is to be found - my daughter and son have been waiting outside for over 2 hours and have no idea what it happening - surely someone should be giving updates - even if to say come back another day with the ticket and get a refund or re book dmb1988
  • Score: -2

5:03pm Sat 29 Mar 14

cazzia says...

JackJohnson wrote:
Any sign of Georgie Porgie opening yet?
not this afternoon .
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: Any sign of Georgie Porgie opening yet?[/p][/quote]not this afternoon . cazzia
  • Score: -1

5:38pm Sat 29 Mar 14

barbienightmare says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight !
THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?!
This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight ![/p][/quote]THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?![/p][/quote]This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0) barbienightmare
  • Score: 15

6:06pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Peggy Babcock says...

I was outside splash down in my slightly too tight budgie smugglers and nowt else. I knew my lack of investment in a new pair of trendy board shorts would one day haunt me...
I was outside splash down in my slightly too tight budgie smugglers and nowt else. I knew my lack of investment in a new pair of trendy board shorts would one day haunt me... Peggy Babcock
  • Score: 14

6:20pm Sat 29 Mar 14

JackJohnson says...

Peggy Babcock wrote:
I was outside splash down in my slightly too tight budgie smugglers and nowt else. I knew my lack of investment in a new pair of trendy board shorts would one day haunt me...
Today: Standing outside in Tower Park in a pair of very offensive budgie-smugglers,

Tomorrow: Most Popular on YouTube and trying to live it down amongst your family and friends.
[quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: I was outside splash down in my slightly too tight budgie smugglers and nowt else. I knew my lack of investment in a new pair of trendy board shorts would one day haunt me...[/p][/quote]Today: Standing outside in Tower Park in a pair of very offensive budgie-smugglers, Tomorrow: Most Popular on YouTube and trying to live it down amongst your family and friends. JackJohnson
  • Score: 9

6:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Chiqqy says...

The two chemicals used to treat swimming pools are dangerous if they are mixed together in their undiluted form. They can make chlorine gas which can be fatal if you breath it in. People complaining about being outside and having to wait or being rushed outside the building should remember that.
The two chemicals used to treat swimming pools are dangerous if they are mixed together in their undiluted form. They can make chlorine gas which can be fatal if you breath it in. People complaining about being outside and having to wait or being rushed outside the building should remember that. Chiqqy
  • Score: 25

7:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Spinmarzipan says...

That's all well and good, however, Splashdown staff did not look after the people stood outside in swim suits, they were just given silver blankets, my three children were there and their Dad had to go and buy them some food and clothes from Tesco and keep them entertained until they could return for their belongings. When he did return they tried to shirk giving him his money back due to one of the 5 year olds losing a band. All they gave was money back and a complimentary ticket for another day. I think it is disgusting that Splashdown did not look after their customers during the incident, they were just left to their own devices. I would imaging there were older kids their without parents and extra money to buy food, hot drinks and clothes whilst waiting outside. I am furious to say the least.
That's all well and good, however, Splashdown staff did not look after the people stood outside in swim suits, they were just given silver blankets, my three children were there and their Dad had to go and buy them some food and clothes from Tesco and keep them entertained until they could return for their belongings. When he did return they tried to shirk giving him his money back due to one of the 5 year olds losing a band. All they gave was money back and a complimentary ticket for another day. I think it is disgusting that Splashdown did not look after their customers during the incident, they were just left to their own devices. I would imaging there were older kids their without parents and extra money to buy food, hot drinks and clothes whilst waiting outside. I am furious to say the least. Spinmarzipan
  • Score: -1

7:49pm Sat 29 Mar 14

sunnysu says...

dmb1988 wrote:
NO one from Empire cinema is to be found - my daughter and son have been waiting outside for over 2 hours and have no idea what it happening - surely someone should be giving updates - even if to say come back another day with the ticket and get a refund or re book
No one was at Empire because we were all evacuated. I have no idea how your kids could have been stood outside not knowing anything as the place was crawling with emergency service personnel. I was mid film when I got evacuated and the staff were brilliant at getting us all out and keeping us informed as best they could. Perhaps the staff should have risked their own lives to sort out refunds and re-bookings! Bit difficult to do when the emergency services have told you to go right down to Tesco's!
[quote][p][bold]dmb1988[/bold] wrote: NO one from Empire cinema is to be found - my daughter and son have been waiting outside for over 2 hours and have no idea what it happening - surely someone should be giving updates - even if to say come back another day with the ticket and get a refund or re book[/p][/quote]No one was at Empire because we were all evacuated. I have no idea how your kids could have been stood outside not knowing anything as the place was crawling with emergency service personnel. I was mid film when I got evacuated and the staff were brilliant at getting us all out and keeping us informed as best they could. Perhaps the staff should have risked their own lives to sort out refunds and re-bookings! Bit difficult to do when the emergency services have told you to go right down to Tesco's! sunnysu
  • Score: 15

8:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

hooplaa says...

Everyone has gone crazy over something that was so bad it could be washed down a drain! Try getting out of the BH post code people you might enjoy it
Everyone has gone crazy over something that was so bad it could be washed down a drain! Try getting out of the BH post code people you might enjoy it hooplaa
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Sat 29 Mar 14

DemonDiva says...

Chiqqy wrote:
The two chemicals used to treat swimming pools are dangerous if they are mixed together in their undiluted form. They can make chlorine gas which can be fatal if you breath it in. People complaining about being outside and having to wait or being rushed outside the building should remember that.
I have a friend whose son died from the mixing of the two chemicals when BDH was still in Poole many many years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Chiqqy[/bold] wrote: The two chemicals used to treat swimming pools are dangerous if they are mixed together in their undiluted form. They can make chlorine gas which can be fatal if you breath it in. People complaining about being outside and having to wait or being rushed outside the building should remember that.[/p][/quote]I have a friend whose son died from the mixing of the two chemicals when BDH was still in Poole many many years ago. DemonDiva
  • Score: 3

9:16pm Sat 29 Mar 14

sammmymac says...

So many petty gripes and moans when we should all be grateful that the splashdown staff put safety as a priority. If this means that you have issues with their customer services then think again. It could have ended in tragedy. Happy with your refund and complementary tickets! ? What more could they have done? Emergency services evacuated the area of staff too.
So many petty gripes and moans when we should all be grateful that the splashdown staff put safety as a priority. If this means that you have issues with their customer services then think again. It could have ended in tragedy. Happy with your refund and complementary tickets! ? What more could they have done? Emergency services evacuated the area of staff too. sammmymac
  • Score: 8

9:34pm Sat 29 Mar 14

sgreenie says...

i think all Splashdown personnel did well today in a difficult situation! the people that i could see most there today amongst the crowd was splashdown staff they were talking with them and letting them know what they could. Noone knew how long it would take to get people back in the building, and yet they were still there helping customers. they even paid for hot drinks and crisps! well done splashdown
i think all Splashdown personnel did well today in a difficult situation! the people that i could see most there today amongst the crowd was splashdown staff they were talking with them and letting them know what they could. Noone knew how long it would take to get people back in the building, and yet they were still there helping customers. they even paid for hot drinks and crisps! well done splashdown sgreenie
  • Score: 10

10:18pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

So, do they get a free pass?
So, do they get a free pass? Yankee1
  • Score: -4

10:40pm Sat 29 Mar 14

sprintervanman says...

We had to leave our personal belongings in the locker Quote....yes that's standard evacuation practice strangely enough.No food or water was provided... ok call off the emergency services and get a burger van in and the red cross....im sure it's only me....
We had to leave our personal belongings in the locker Quote....yes that's standard evacuation practice strangely enough.No food or water was provided... ok call off the emergency services and get a burger van in and the red cross....im sure it's only me.... sprintervanman
  • Score: 4

11:13pm Sat 29 Mar 14

sprintervanman says...

Apologies if i offended anyone.Commen sense must be a Northern thinking.We took the kids to the car, got them warmed up and drove off to get some food thinking when the all clear is sounded we will return to collect what we left behind.
Apologies if i offended anyone.Commen sense must be a Northern thinking.We took the kids to the car, got them warmed up and drove off to get some food thinking when the all clear is sounded we will return to collect what we left behind. sprintervanman
  • Score: 4

12:05am Sun 30 Mar 14

chridrum says...

I am really impressed to hear staff knew what to do when the alarm went off, the fact that they had space blankets ready to issue shows they had.a good evacuation plan and well trained staff. I don't understand people moaning, this was potentially an extremely dangerous situation, what would you rather they did turn the alarm off so you could finish your session/die and gas everyone in Tower Park? It was probably the fire brigades decision to evacuate other buildings, this was potentially a very dangerous incident. Well done to Spalshdown for dealing with it appropriately, it is clear that some people would rather be gassed than inconvenienced.
Let's just put that down to Natural Selection....
I am really impressed to hear staff knew what to do when the alarm went off, the fact that they had space blankets ready to issue shows they had.a good evacuation plan and well trained staff. I don't understand people moaning, this was potentially an extremely dangerous situation, what would you rather they did turn the alarm off so you could finish your session/die and gas everyone in Tower Park? It was probably the fire brigades decision to evacuate other buildings, this was potentially a very dangerous incident. Well done to Spalshdown for dealing with it appropriately, it is clear that some people would rather be gassed than inconvenienced. Let's just put that down to Natural Selection.... chridrum
  • Score: 10

4:21am Sun 30 Mar 14

misplacedspaniard says...

barbienightmare wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight !
THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?!
This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)
Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-)

I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books.

I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/

You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)
[quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight ![/p][/quote]THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?![/p][/quote]This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)[/p][/quote]Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-) I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books. I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/ You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-) misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 0

9:24am Sun 30 Mar 14

Peggy Babcock says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight !
THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?!
This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)
Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-)

I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books.

I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/

You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)
Your making a fuss over nothing
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight ![/p][/quote]THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?![/p][/quote]This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)[/p][/quote]Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-) I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books. I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/ You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)[/p][/quote]Your making a fuss over nothing Peggy Babcock
  • Score: -3

9:52pm Sun 30 Mar 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Peggy Babcock wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight !
THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?!
This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)
Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-)

I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books.

I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/

You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)
Your making a fuss over nothing
*you're* not your
[quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight ![/p][/quote]THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?![/p][/quote]This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)[/p][/quote]Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-) I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books. I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/ You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)[/p][/quote]Your making a fuss over nothing[/p][/quote]*you're* not your misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 1

11:38pm Sun 30 Mar 14

ragj195 says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Peggy Babcock wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight !
THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?!
This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)
Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-)

I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books.

I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/

You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)
Your making a fuss over nothing
*you're* not your
Their trying they're best! Your letting it get too you.
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight ![/p][/quote]THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?![/p][/quote]This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)[/p][/quote]Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-) I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books. I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/ You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)[/p][/quote]Your making a fuss over nothing[/p][/quote]*you're* not your[/p][/quote]Their trying they're best! Your letting it get too you. ragj195
  • Score: 0

11:53pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Peggy Babcock says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Peggy Babcock wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
barbienightmare wrote:
It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight !
THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?!
This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)
Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-)

I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books.

I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/

You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)
Your making a fuss over nothing
*you're* not your
Lol. Its to **** easy!
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbienightmare[/bold] wrote: It was chaos! People every where, evacuated from Pizza Hut right down to tesco..... Feel sorry for the splash down visitors all stood out side in there swim suits, wrapped in little silver foil survival blankets ! Hope it's sorted soon, I have ticket for cinema tonight ![/p][/quote]THEIR not THERE!!!!! For goodness sake why can't people get this right?![/p][/quote]This has made me chuckle, to think of someone actually sitting down reading all the echo readers comments and kindly correcting the grammar and punctuation, do you do spelling mistakes too? I can do lots of spelling mistakes :0)[/p][/quote]Lol yes I do spelling mistakes. :-) I was in the spoonfed group at school for most subjects. For some reason I was always good at English and French. I guess I read a lot of books. I'm sorry I'm starting to sound like my dad but getting their and there mixed up is a bug bear of mine :-/ You need to rite fings proper like wot I does :-)[/p][/quote]Your making a fuss over nothing[/p][/quote]*you're* not your[/p][/quote]Lol. Its to **** easy! Peggy Babcock
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8:59am Mon 31 Mar 14

MikeGB says...

Considering the evacuation took place effectively and nobody was injured, you'd hope that those caught up would be grateful they did not suffer. Those who claim to be furious are simply trying to milk the system, blinded by the soft compensation culture which has cost us all dearly over recent years. The company did what was right, apologised, and it seems like compensation was offered in the form of passes. Other arrangements were made to provide refreshments. What else should have been done?
Considering the evacuation took place effectively and nobody was injured, you'd hope that those caught up would be grateful they did not suffer. Those who claim to be furious are simply trying to milk the system, blinded by the soft compensation culture which has cost us all dearly over recent years. The company did what was right, apologised, and it seems like compensation was offered in the form of passes. Other arrangements were made to provide refreshments. What else should have been done? MikeGB
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