Took granny to Manchester Science Museum for the steam festival.
Saw the replicas of Rocket, Novelty, Sans Pareil and Planet.
Pointed out to her the damage caused to Lion during filming of 'The Titfield Thunderbolt'. ( They broke the tender buffer beam during a scene that involved a heavy shunt! )
Got home to find the good news is that 'Eye to the Telescope' the album by KT Tunstall has moved up to number 3 in the charts.
Unfortunately I then found out that a guy called Michael Park who was co-driver for Markko Martin has been killed in an accident on the World Rally event in Wales. ( BBC webpage on it here. )
I haven't really watched rally coverage much this year, but I still take an interest in it.
Markko Martin was a leading driver ( in fact with Park partnering him he's won 5 events over the last 3 years ) and given the amount of reinforcing in the safety cage fitted to the cars I think a lot of folk will be wondering how it happened.
One useful thing is that, as they were a leading pairing, there were in-car cameras collecting footage for the TV coverage. This should give the police and organisers a good idea of what happened. It's possible there was a mistake in the pace notes or maybe Markko mis-heard Michaels instructions.
Michael Park: 1966-2005 RIP