May 2014 5


You can see the finished piece, here.

I heard this little phrase on the eleventh of May, a day which marked the tenth anniversary of the Stockline Blast Disaster.

There was a massive propane explosion in a factory in the Maryhill district of Glasgow, killing ten employees.

On the news they showed a garden of remembrance.

Marie Murray was interviewed, her husband Kenny had been killed in the explosion. He was forty-five years old. She said it was “a nice wee corner”, and that the garden gave her solace. She suffers from the loss of her husband every day.

The company, ICL Plastics, admitted to failing to maintain the fractured pipes, which caused the explosion. They paid a fine.

This little corner of my napkin is a tribute to Kenny and his colleagues.


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