Brian May Shares The Horror He Encountered In His House That Ruined Most Of His Valuable Memorabilia
Queen icon Brian May has recently shared some videos of his house on Instagram showing how the bottom floor had been inundated with a sewage overflow. May heavily criticized the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea saying that they were responsible for this disaster as a corrupted constitution.
Last year, Brian May shared a video of another disaster that happened very close to his house. Cobham Common in Surrey had to face a great fire which caused the destruction of wildlife and evacuation of the local residents. As one of the residents, May opened up about the fire and stated that he barely saved his precious memorabilia including records and his childhood photos.
Later, Brian moved his memorabilia from his studio to his house in Kensington to protect them. However, May and his wife Anita Dobson were devastated and shocked once again after they came back from The Royal Holloway College. Apparently, they encountered an overflow on the bottom floor of their house where their previous carpets along with the scrapbooks and photos saved from the fire.
In his recent Instagram videos, Brian May stated that all of his memorabilia were destroyed and stuck into the mud. He held the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea responsible because the borough let people build basements that caused an ineffective drainage system at the end. May defined it as a corrupted constitution and stated that their acts were the main reason behind these damages in his neighborhood.
May’s Instagram post read as follows:
“After a nice day at The Royal Holloway College, we came back to horror in our house. The whole bottom floor had been inundated with a sewage overflow – which has covered our carpets, rugs, and all kinds of precious (to us) things in a stinking sludge. It’s disgusting, and actually quite heartbreaking. It feels like we were have been invaded, desecrated.
Anita had a lifetime of memorabilia on the floor of our basement – and most of it is sodden and ruined. I had rescued all my most treasured childhood photo albums and scrapbooks from my studio house because it was threatened with a forest fire some months ago. Where did I put it all for safety? In the basement here in Kensington. Irony.
Today it turned into a sodden mess. I’m devastated – this stuff is only ‘things’ – but it feels like Back to the Future when the photograph fades – feels like a lot of my past has been wiped out. I’m angry. Historically, for 150 years, Kensington has never flooded due to rainwater.
Why did this happen? It’s almost certainly the result of all the basement building that has been plaguing this area for the past 10 years. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council was warned years ago that sinking so many deep basement extensions would obstruct the aquifers underneath our living space and render the drainage system ineffective.”
He went on:
“This devastation is a direct result of the infamous RBKC allowing the ruination of our quality of life. These are the same people who scandalously allowed the wrong cladding to be put on Grenfell Tower leading to the loss of so many lives. The same people who allowed a vast area at the end of Kensington High street historic buildings to allow the building of the – 1, Palace Gate monstrosity by developers – in spite of almost the whole population of Kensington objecting.
The same council that has allowed selfish basement building bastards to ruin the lives of residents for endless years with the noise, pollution, and destruction of our habitat by purely speculative basement construction. The RBKC has been called one of the most corrupt and negligent borough councils in England. I hold them responsible for all the misery that is going on in my neighborhood tonight. It’s time they were held to account.”
You can watch some of the videos below.