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31st December 2010 - From Ant :

At this time of year I'm always reminded of how long it has been since Oracle disappeared - 18 years ago this evening in fact. With that in mind. thought you might like this. Bits and pieces of it have been floating around in various forms for a while but at the moment I think this is probably the most complete and restored version of the full last night of Oracle. Sourced from an SVHS recording, processed with some teletext hardware that basically did its best to repair the pages from as many repeat cycles as it could make out, and - after much procrastination - a certain amount of human repair (that would be me then).

P114/01 ORACLE 114 Thu31 Dec ITV 2304:42
 ******** 20 KILLED IN                  
 ******** NEW YEAR STAMPEDE             
 About 20 New Year's revellers were     
 believed crushed to death in a stampede
 among thousands of partygoers packed in
 a central district of Hong Kong.       
 Police said the dead included local    
 Chinese and foreigners. "Somebody was  
 fooling around and spilled beer. Some- 
 body panicked and there was a stampede"
 The stampede happened soon after       
 midnight when 10,000 partygoers were   
 packed into Lan Kwai Fong, a district  
 of narrow streets and lanes.           
 Police desperately tried to resuscitate
 people lying on the ground.            
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