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by Johnny Glover
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Our story is reaching it's conclusion - you are now about to discover just exactly who did kill Reg Dixon.  -  collymail@ely.org.uk

Episode 99 - "Everyone Is For Sale" (May 20th 1998 3-30 pm)

As Yaxley leaned over the parapet at the top of the Great East Tower the gusting wind blew his hair across his face and in his eyes. Dragging it to one side with an impatient hand he stared down at the pavement below. He knew what he would see but he had to look all the same. From this distance he could barely tell if Worthington was actually down there. It could have been a black binliner, escaped from someone's garden. However, as the pool of blood began to widen and form itself into an estuary which travelled towards the nearest drain it was obvious that he would not be getting up from this one. There have been stories of people falling out of aeroplanes and skyscrapers and surviving, but no one could survive a fall from The Great East onto concrete and escape death. Yaxley felt for his mobile phone in his jacket pocket and dialled Ealham Police Station. There didn't seem an awful lot of point in getting an ambulance at this point. It would be more important to keep the rubber neckers away from the scene. Yaxley turned his back against the wind and bellowed into the phone for Sergeant Stumpsfield to get himself and a couple of officers to seal off the entrance.

Worthington had landed right in front of the door where about seven hundred people would soon be expecting to walk through. Stuffing the phone away he took a last look down at the increasingly gory scene some one hundred and fifty feet below and made his way across the lead lined roof to the low door, set in the corner of the tower. He made his way back down the three hundred and twenty seven steps, the soles of his shoes slipping as he stumbled in the faint glow cast by the emergency lights set in the walls. Cursing, he bashed the side of his head on a restraining bar which had been mounted in the staircase some fifty years before in an effort to shore up the rapidly deteriorating brickwork. Eventually he reached the door at the bottom of the stairwell and re traced his steps through the network of corridors and into the peace chapel. Still sitting patiently in their seats, as if waiting for a teacher to return after an errand, sat the expectant villagers.

As Yaxley strode across the Chapel, his face must have given away the events that had just occurred. Cedric and Anne rushed to him and as he shook his head it was obvious to all of them what had transpired.  'I've called the Station. They're going to seal the front of the Cathedral and sort things out. I wouldn't go out there if I were you. It's not a pretty sight'.

On hearing this, Cedric Morgan slumped heavily down in his chair, causing the ancient joints of the antique furniture to groan under his weight. He leant forward in the chair and buried his face in his hands. 'What a bloody fool I've been' he moaned, and he dragged a large handkerchief from his jacket pocket. 'A bloody stupid fool...too interested in my work and the power...what in the hell is happening to us all...have we all gone mad'. He looked across at Anne and said 'I'm so very, very sorry' Yaxley looked across at him with contempt. 'Shut up you pathetic man ! She doesn't need your sympathy' Morgan carried on, '....and all for the money. God knows why I couldn't see that I had more than any amount of money can buy, right here in The Fens without having to get even more'. Morgan then gave way to his normally well-hidden emotions and broke down completely, huge wracking sobs suffusing his large frame. Farcett's telephone rang and he answered it as Clunch Parsons began to shout at the distraught politician. Farcett was nodding and said 'ok...ok...Yup' into his mobile phone with an air of gravitas and turned to the assembled crowd. 'Hang on Clunch' he said to the shaking Parsons...'There's something else'. He paused and announced, 'Reg Dixon was full of anti depressants and opium the morning he died as well as being beaten and kicked half to death by Trent and Worthington. Dr.Coggles has just finished the post mortem. He says the pitchfork actually finished him off, but he would have died within half an hour anyway......Dixon was committing suicide !' At this news there was a hushed silence in the Peace Chapel as the wind howled around outside. Anne Worthington suddenly began to cry and she shrieked, 'It was me ! I put him out of his misery. He begged me to. It was the pain he was in....he never thought it would hurt in that way. I put him out of his misery like you would a bird with a broken wing'.

Farcett stared at the woman. 'Anne...are you serious. What happenned ?' Grotesque images were already starting to flow through Farcetts's mind and he hoped the woman was just caught up in the drama of her husbands death. 'It's true !' she cried. 'I was in the kitchen arguing with Daisy as usual and I saw John and Reggie shouting at each other. I saw Trent walking away across the fields and realised what was happening. Reggie had threatened to come down to tell John what he thought of him and I knew what John would do. I dropped the washing up and rushed across the field just as the wind started to get stronger and my eyes were starting to fill with soil as I got closer'. The rest of the assembled audience in the Peace Chapel were transfixed by these revelations. Even Graham Trent's face was showing complete absorption rather that it's usual arrogant air. 'I got to the pair of them' continued Anne, '..and Reggie was on the ground holding onto his stomach and groaning. He looked near death, his face was a horrible yellowy colour and he was dribbling from the side of his mouth. I knew John had beaten him. I could tell. He was standing there like a playground bully. I screamed at him to go inside to his precious mother and to get out of my sight'.

Yaxley moved closer to Anne and said softly...'and was Dixon dying at this point ? 'Anne nodded. 'Yes he was..he told me what he'd taken and he begged me to finish it off. The pitchfork was there, just stuck in the ground. Reggie nodded towards it and just said 'You know what to do Anne. Be strong for me'. Then I had to get down on the ground to make out what he was saying. I screamed at him that I couldn't do it but he was in so much pain..he said it felt like his stomach was going to explode.' She paused and lowered her head. 'And I put the pitchfork through the heart of the man I love, while he looked into my eyes'

Yaxley rushed towards her and caught her as she almost slumped off her seat. Just as Anne was about to lose consciousness she shouted, 'Just look in his dairies...he always said everything would be explained in his diaries !' and she fell into Yaxley's arms.

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Comments to drove@ely.org.uk

Hugh, exiled fenman from King's Lynn says "Hev you ever thought about running a bus trip to see where "collie" is made like they do for Last Of the Summer Wine, Emmerdale, Corrie and the like. Could be a laugh!!!!!"

Who Dunnit? Your suggestions Please.

Mike Northfield says "Oi reckons that there was one of those there freaky weather thingies that frew that there pitch fork 'ard enough t' stab 'im and cause serious illness such as death thats wot i fink......." - So Mike reckons the freak fen blow caused poor Reg's death.

DG says "I did you this time!!!!!!! Shame I hadn't pushed you harder in 1966!!!!!! Shame Nursy Broadhead saved you?????????????????" - after he sent this message they locked him up again!

MG says "I reckon it were suicide. You see, Reg was quite obviously a bit iron hoof or POOF as we call 'em, and in them there days, well it wer'nt propper wus it?

James Brown says "I suspect a fallen pitchfork from one of the overhead helicopters ferrying a local farmer to the office of KLFM for one of their match reports on a Lynn home game."

World Leader reckons "I think that Monica woman did it. Damn girl never could keep her mouth shut. And she was always letting things drop". Yours World Leader