Lorry tears out railings outside Braintree pub

The lorry struck railings in Bocking End, pictured

The lorry struck railings in Bocking End, pictured

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Mums and babies were heard screaming and crying after a lorry tore out railings outside a popular Braintree pub and restaurant.

A lorry struck a road sign and railings in Bocking End, outside the White Hart Hotel, around 3.30pm last Wednesday, causing the road to be blocked near Panfield Lane for several hours.

The road was closed until around 6.30pm.

The ambulance service did not attend the scene.

Eye-witnesses described the scene as “mayhem” and said the noise from the crash was “horrific”.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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12:37pm Tue 19 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Isn't this the incident that was reported on 6th August?

If so, that would make it as having occurred on Wednesday the week before last - not last Wednesday as reported above!

Incidentally, the report on 6th August was updated that day at 5:24pm and ended with a comment declaring that there was ‘more to follow’.

Well, you can’t knock the BWT for not having filled their boots on this occasion. They certainly did ‘follow up with more’. Quite why it took them almost two weeks to do so however is anyone’s guess.

Well done boys and girls. We’ll make hot news reporters of you yet!
Isn't this the incident that was reported on 6th August? If so, that would make it as having occurred on Wednesday the week before last - not last Wednesday as reported above! Incidentally, the report on 6th August was updated that day at 5:24pm and ended with a comment declaring that there was ‘more to follow’. Well, you can’t knock the BWT for not having filled their boots on this occasion. They certainly did ‘follow up with more’. Quite why it took them almost two weeks to do so however is anyone’s guess. Well done boys and girls. We’ll make hot news reporters of you yet! OMPITA [Intl]
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5:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Bet you don't.
Bet you don't. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 2

6:54pm Tue 19 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Now Now /@|_|@\, just to prove you wrong I went to check the odds with Good old BetFred.

They couldn't give answer right away as they said they'd run out of noughts.
Now Now /@|_|@\, just to prove you wrong I went to check the odds with Good old BetFred. They couldn't give answer right away as they said they'd run out of noughts. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 4

8:51pm Tue 19 Aug 14

angela.pacey says...

My hubby came out of Argos literally just before this happened. Definitely on 6th August! Hot off the press......or should that be "Not" off the press!
My hubby came out of Argos literally just before this happened. Definitely on 6th August! Hot off the press......or should that be "Not" off the press! angela.pacey
  • Score: 4

4:34am Wed 20 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

And I’m sure all the faithful White Hart Hotel aficionados will have been delighted to have seen their much loved traditional 16th Century Coaching Inn referred to as a ‘common or garden’ Pub and Restaurant!

One wonders if the ‘journalist’ who cobbled this story together has even so much as set foot in Braintree.
And I’m sure all the faithful White Hart Hotel aficionados will have been delighted to have seen their much loved traditional 16th Century Coaching Inn referred to as a ‘common or garden’ Pub and Restaurant! One wonders if the ‘journalist’ who cobbled this story together has even so much as set foot in Braintree. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

3:41pm Wed 20 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Funny you mention that: I was weaned on IPA in the Hart. So many fond memories. I ended up working there and for THF in other estaminets in there large empire of the time. Anyone remember Malcolm? :-\

So long ago. YET: for a rather sad gathering earlier this year, however, we all gathered in what used to be the Tudor Bar (and by far the favourite of the two). Although not there in person, my father joined us in spirit as we celebrated his life in a place that hosted much of our collective memories of food, family and fun. I love the place.
Funny you mention that: I was weaned on IPA in the Hart. So many fond memories. I ended up working there and for THF in other estaminets in there large empire of the time. Anyone remember Malcolm? :-\ So long ago. YET: for a rather sad gathering earlier this year, however, we all gathered in what used to be the Tudor Bar (and by far the favourite of the two). Although not there in person, my father joined us in spirit as we celebrated his life in a place that hosted much of our collective memories of food, family and fun. I love the place. /@|_|@\
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4:25pm Wed 20 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

....." in there large empire"....?

Careful /@|_|@\. Newsquest will be headhunting you for local journalist’s position in there local BWT Office.

You wouldn’t really want to work their would you?
....." in there large empire"....? Careful /@|_|@\. Newsquest will be headhunting you for local journalist’s position in there local BWT Office. You wouldn’t really want to work their would you? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

5:02pm Wed 20 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

No. NO. I did NOT just do that.

Oh well, it might be something to fall back on if there personal department was to ask if your interested in a job and I could imply its a job as a journalist and the jobs' a good un with it's benefits up their with big companys like the Son and Grauniad.
No. NO. I did NOT just do that. Oh well, it might be something to fall back on if there personal department was to ask if your interested in a job and I could imply its a job as a journalist and the jobs' a good un with it's benefits up their with big companys like the Son and Grauniad. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

8:09pm Wed 20 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Hey /@|_|@\

I think you are going into regession! Seems just like you are becoming a Naughty Little Boy again.

Yes - I can see you now. Grey flannel trousers; maroon BCHS blazer; obligatory horn rimmed specs and a face that shines like only face that has just been polished by a maternal saliva moistened handkerchief at the school gate can shine.

If you aren’t careful m'lad you’ll be in for a ….“ short sharp shock a la Dr. Cordingley's infamy of the sixties and seventies”…...

Now where on earth did that quote come from?
Hey /@|_|@\ I think you are going into regession! Seems just like you are becoming a Naughty Little Boy again. Yes - I can see you now. Grey flannel trousers; maroon BCHS blazer; obligatory horn rimmed specs and a face that shines like only face that has just been polished by a maternal saliva moistened handkerchief at the school gate can shine. If you aren’t careful m'lad you’ll be in for a ….“ short sharp shock a la Dr. Cordingley's infamy of the sixties and seventies”…... Now where on earth did that quote come from? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Thu 21 Aug 14

/@|_|@\ says...

You forgot the cap perched like a pimple on a haystack atop an unruly shock of collar length hair.

(Are you the Newsquest archivist, BTW? If not you have an incredible memory. :-o )
You forgot the cap perched like a pimple on a haystack atop an unruly shock of collar length hair. (Are you the Newsquest archivist, BTW? If not you have an incredible memory. :-o ) /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

11:38pm Thu 21 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Sounds as if your mum didn’t march you along to ‘Uncle Wally Wassels’ barber shop in Manor Street quite as often as she should. (Actually, Paul Gusher in Rayne Road attended to my Tonsorial Requirements – he didn’t make me suffer the humiliation of sitting on a plank of wood placed across the armrests - as was the fate that befell the poor little buggers in Manor Street!)

Anyway /@|_|@\, your other comments certainly are ‘food for thought’. No; I’m definitely not the Newsquest Archivist but I must confess I rather hanker for filling the post of Newsquest Anarchist - but that will only ever be in my dreams I think!

However I do seem to have a remarkable recall for the most trivial and useless information don't I? Much to Bhudeeka’s chagrin sometimes I have to say - LOL! (For example, like a couple of years or so ago, when Year 5 Children at Notley Green Primary School became involved in fund raising activities pursuant to buying a cow for poor African villagers she publicly commented, and suggested that perhaps they should have been raising condoms instead! Oh how the parents of those sweet innocent kids must have cringed when they read that. Ah, what a wonderful thing this memory thingamajig is).

Still, I digress. Back to subject matter. Sometimes I really do wonder if I might perhaps have sprinkling of Elephant Genes.

God forbid; I wouldn't wish to know how they got there. Maybe it's time I had a DNA check.

I'm told my great great great great grandma 'N' times removed spent some time Ceylon but on her return there was total embargo within the family on any discussions apropos her activities out there. Weird to say the least!

Oh dear, I don't want to go down this route anymore - Someone just feed me another bun will you?
Sounds as if your mum didn’t march you along to ‘Uncle Wally Wassels’ barber shop in Manor Street quite as often as she should. (Actually, Paul Gusher in Rayne Road attended to my Tonsorial Requirements – he didn’t make me suffer the humiliation of sitting on a plank of wood placed across the armrests - as was the fate that befell the poor little buggers in Manor Street!) Anyway /@|_|@\, your other comments certainly are ‘food for thought’. No; I’m definitely not the Newsquest Archivist but I must confess I rather hanker for filling the post of Newsquest Anarchist - but that will only ever be in my dreams I think! However I do seem to have a remarkable recall for the most trivial and useless information don't I? Much to Bhudeeka’s chagrin sometimes I have to say - LOL! (For example, like a couple of years or so ago, when Year 5 Children at Notley Green Primary School became involved in fund raising activities pursuant to buying a cow for poor African villagers she publicly commented, and suggested that perhaps they should have been raising condoms instead! Oh how the parents of those sweet innocent kids must have cringed when they read that. Ah, what a wonderful thing this memory thingamajig is). Still, I digress. Back to subject matter. Sometimes I really do wonder if I might perhaps have sprinkling of Elephant Genes. God forbid; I wouldn't wish to know how they got there. Maybe it's time I had a DNA check. I'm told my great great great great grandma 'N' times removed spent some time Ceylon but on her return there was total embargo within the family on any discussions apropos her activities out there. Weird to say the least! Oh dear, I don't want to go down this route anymore - Someone just feed me another bun will you? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

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