Still noisy in the yard

PUBLISHED: 18:14 31 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:59 04 May 2010

WHEN the CB craze took off in this country, there was a bit of disquiet in the north end of town. At the time, the radio units were not totally legal and shared frequencies with television stations, so halfway through Coronation Street you could hear stra

WHEN the CB craze took off in this country, there was a bit of disquiet in the north end of town. At the time, the radio units were not totally legal and shared frequencies with television stations, so halfway through Coronation Street you could hear strains of "Rubber Duck 10-17" or something equally surreal. The reason it was more relevant at the north end, was that drivers would park up in Griggs's yard on Townsend and have a chat among themselves and the local TVs. The problem resolved itself when citizen's band radio became legal and gained its own wavelength.

With the demise of Griggs transport in Soham you would think that everything is now peace and quiet around the yard. Wrong! Before houses can be built where people used to have jobs the vast areas of concrete need to be broken up and concrete is a fairly hard substance. Luckily there are specialist tools available to turn it into rubble but, unfortunately, the "pecker" echoes around the neighbourhood like a demented drummer making some of the locals long for the days of illegal CBs. Thankfully the concrete breaking only goes on during the working day and not while the dramas are being acted out in the Rovers Return.

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