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I know going off-topic a little, but do you remember the firework truck explosion on Fengate? 800Kg of fireworks exploded in a truck that caught fire and stopped in Vibropant's yard back in 1989. Our electrical company were one of first on the scene after to make a number of businesses electricals safe following the bang. Turned Fengate into a warzone scene........
I'd forgotten about that! I remember it now though. I was still at school, so it was something in the news and that we talked about at school, rather than a firsthand memory, but yes, that was huge!
 

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Well, what are the odds of that? I was born and raised in Peterborough (around Central Park area, Millfield, Bretton) worked in off-licences and as a security guard then more offys (sometimes in Orton or Fengate). Lost my way after that but didn't end up in Luton! I'm still loafing around in Peterborough.
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Ben did you work on racing engines? I looked up Offy
 
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Ben did you work on racing engines? I looked up Offy
Haha! No! It's short for off-license, which is a liquor store. It's because if you run a bar you have a license to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, but if you sell them in a shop you have an easier to get license to sell drinks for consumption off the premises. Don't ask me why we use legalese for a shop name, but we do!
 

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Haha! No! It's short for off-license, which is a liquor store. It's because if you run a bar you have a license to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, but if you sell them in a shop you have an easier to get license to sell drinks for consumption off the premises. Don't ask me why we use legalese for a shop name, but we do!
Ahh thanks for explaining that.
 

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Though half the British contingent seem to be from the same town! England is bigger than that, honestly.
I'm in the South West and that's a long way from Peterborough! :D
 
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Vibropants?!?
I think they came and went a bit too early for me to really appreciate those. And maybe that was a bad choice of words.
(In all honestly I can't believe I didn't pick up on that! I have no idea what that is! Titch?)
 
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Ha, ha, ha!!! Vibro Plant's yard. Bad, but funny, typo........

Vibro Plant used to hire plant equipment back in the days. Found this about the explosion event on YouTube:

 
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