""There you go," Danny says to the man. "You've got options."
No council housing assessment, no red tape, no hesitation. At least for the night, the man will have a roof over his head."
"At 6pm on the Saturday, the navvies assembled for pay-day, with their thoughts no doubt on the amount of alcohol they could buy with their gold.
However, midway through handing out the pay, contractor Mr Adamson became unsure of how much work the navvies had done, and declared that he was going to cease payment until Monday when he had measured their progress.
“Hearing this, they (the men) grew very excited,” said the paper. “One of them, a pitman, made a rush at the gold bag as it stood on the table. He was protected by his comrades, who hustled Mr Adamson and his assistants, and he got clear off with the bag."
""The idea of missing a 1953 event is unthinkable. We'd see it a long way off. "But however high our defences are, there is always the chance that there will be a storm that will overtop them.""