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Women and Children First

            This faded photograph depicts one of the RMS Titanic’s four elevators; three of which were situated in 1st Class, the other found in 2nd. Steerage did not have the privilege of scaling the decks by lift so had to make do with Shanks’ Pony instead (or on foot, if …

Make a Statement

                    Did you know that where you stand in an elevator reflects your status in society? It is also fascinating to observe people who have an inflated sense of self-importance take centre-stage in a lift and command the largest area; normally at the back; smack-bang in …

Ready to Go!

                  In Gloucestershire, one of the main attractions is the spacious Eastgate Shopping Centre, which is chock-a-block with outlets bursting with bargains. Everyone loves to indulge in a little retail therapy from time to time; and the city centre attracts crowds from far and wide due to …

Excuse Me!

We have all been found guilty of committing heinous elevator-related crimes; perhaps without even realising that we have offended. For example, if you need to take an important call and cannot hold off for 15 minutes then you ignore the angry stares from disgruntled travellers and loudly converse with your other half about what time …

Keep Your Distance

If you are travelling to work on public transport, then it is safe to say that you inevitably have a preferred seat on the bus, train, tram or metro. You may like to sit right at the front where it is less crowded and you can actually have a bit of breathing space or alternatively …

Hanging On For Dear Life

            This is not exactly what you planned when you organised a family skiing holiday as all you were thinking about was hitting the slopes and warming up with a nice hot chocolate after a long, exhausting day pelting down the Alpine hills at a rate of knots. Being stuck …

A Fashion Disaster

              Have you heard about the events which occurred during New York Fashion Week? It was mildly amusing to onlookers yet those who suffered the indignity of being openly mocked whilst they waited to be rescued when the freight elevator broke down, might not have found it so funny. …

All by myself

“All by myself, Don’t wanna be, All by myself, Anymore” We all know lifts are one of the most awkward experiences that we all have to go through, but how much more awkward would you feel if all of sudden music started playing? We don’t mean ordinary, everyday music either; we’re on about playing a …

Where have the lights gone?

Did anyone manage to catch Channel 4’s the ‘Blackout’ documentary last night? It was tense and epic! The documentary outlined what would happen if we were to witness a full blackout, with zero electricity and un-purified water. The ‘what if’ drama documentary was focused around the blackout that happened in London during the Second World …

Surf’s Up!

        We have all heard of surfing the net in fact; most of us use computers on a daily basis for both work and leisure purposes, but have you ever heard of elevator surfing? No? Well, let us enlighten you. More commonly known as ‘elevaroping’ or ‘vator surfing’; this silly craze has …