ECHO photographer Ian Cooper, who watched the drama, said: "They counted down
, then one of the soldiers from the Army's explosive ordnance disposal team shouted, "Stand by, firing!" "There was a big bang, and sand from the bags and some of the earth from the ground went flying everywhere.
That's a surprise!") Nevertheless, the effect and purpose of the calendar is the same, as the days are counted down
and the sense of anticipation increases until the Day draws near.
He counted down
from five saying he would shoot unless they opened the tills He fled empty handed from the Premier Stores in Brynteg, near Wrexham in October - then returned and stole some alcohol.