As I wrestled with the hymn sheet for Sunday evening and Pat assembled the various articles needed for the post-worship-refreshments all of a sudden...
B A N G !
All the windows rattled, the loud report resonated and the silence afterwards had that ominous quality... I wondered what could have gone up.
Some hours afterwards we learnt that it was the sound of a jet going through the sound barrier as it raced to assist an airliner that was having radio trouble.