The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Monday, July 28, 2008


I was shocked to hear on the radio an hour ago that Weston-Super-Mare's historic pier was no more. My first thought, as my heart fluttered, was that Lord Archer was a goner, but no, it was the pier with piles, rather than....well, you know.
If the pier is anything like the peer it will bounce back from disaster, as usual.