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16 October 2014
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There are 3 messages in this section.

Angela from Glasgow. Posted 31 May 2005.
I was fortunate (or perhaps unfortunate) to have the help of the ambulance crew when I slipped while climbing the old corporation fence in our backcourt and spiking my side (just millimetres from rupturing my appendix!).

A 12 year old friend carried me up to my house 3 floors up the close to my mum. I'm ever so grateful to Ellen McKenna. The ambulance came very quickly and a crowd gathered in the road where I lived, curious to see who the unfortunate patient was. There was an article about the incident in the Glasgow Evening Times.

I remember cuddling into the neck of the anbulance man as I was afraid of all the faces watching and when inside the vehicle, hearing the siren as it sped to the Western Infirmary, where I spent 2 weeks recovering. I was told I had been very lucky because if the spike had pierced my appendix I would have died.
Matt Alexander from Glasgow. Posted 14 Mar 2006.
This is a long shot didn't once live in Drumchapel when you would be about 14-16yrs old ? Your maiden name if I recall properly -Richmond??

Henry Kennedy from Titusville, Florida. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
I too had friends who were victims of "ornimental" spikes on the tops of railings surrounding parks and back yard "greens." We all climbed on them.
Did it ever strike anyone that spikes on the top of railings where children played was a viscious unfriendly act inflicted on normal children?

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