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'Avin' a Larf

An artificial reef? In Clevedon? What fatuous idea would someone come up with next? What about the…

And so I went on for a good five minutes before happening to glance at the date above the Mercury article. Thursday April 1. Man, they had me going. It was a good one: just realistic enough to be possible and yet slightly wacked out.

Would that the same were true of the ongoing saga of Portishead’s skatepark. I’d be very much happier believing that its proponents were playing April Fool.

(By the way, what is it with all these Mercuries? There’s a congener called the Weston & Somerset Mercury, where I have yet another blog but which doesn’t come tumbling through our door every Thursday.)

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