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Disaster Strikes Millennial Hardliners

by | 18th, August 2003

‘Tragedy has struck an organisation dedicated to marking the millennium a year after the official date.

And in trice, Clive, Jill and Bev were consumed by fire

The True Millennialists argued that the second millennium would begin on 1st January 2001, and boycotted the official celebrations 12 months earlier. This year, however, they marked the true millennium in style, with a flotilla of party boats on the Thames, and it was there that they suffered a cruel and deeply ironic twist of fate.

At midnight, December 31st 1999, a massive series of pyrotechnics had been planned as part of the public celebrations, climaxing in a waterborne display intended to turn the Thames into a ‘River of Fire’. On the night, the mechanism failed, and the event was a damp squib.

It now transpires that, while the so-called ‘millennium bug’ did not

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