Keep fireworks for November 5 only
1812: One of the worst winters on record began – and caused the defeat of Napoleon. During his retreat from Moscow, troops endured temperatures as low as -37C for 27 consecutive days.
1841: Edward VII, eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, was born. He was 61 when he was crowned and gave his name to the Edwardian Age in English manners, fashion and literature.
1859: Flogging in the British Army was abolished.
1938: ‘Kristallnacht’ in Germany, when Nazis burned 267 synagogues and destroyed thousands of Jewish homes and businesses.
1940: Neville Chamberlain died just months after resigning as Britain’s wartime prime minister.
1953: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, author of Under Milk Wood, died aged 39, after falling into an alcoholic coma.
1979: A computer fault led to a fullscale nuclear alert in the US.
1989: The East German government lifted the Iron Curtain to allow free travel through the Berlin Wall. Thousands of East Berliners swarmed through the crossing points.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR:
Fertility experts celebrated IVF’s 40th anniversary. AT the time of writing, the date is November 7 and there have been incendiary devices going off since 8.30pm. It is now 9.45pm and still going.
Do the selfish idiots on Clifford Park by Clifford Bridge Road not understand November 5 is for fireworks, not the week before or week after.
Parents with small children who are awakened by these explosives and are then frightened to go back to sleep are not happy, nor are the people whose animals are scared witless.
Yes I do like fireworks at the proper time. Pretty, silent ones should be for households, the explosives for organised events only.
So, stop being so selfish and think about other people and animals instead of yourself before letting off these devices on the wrong day. Name and address supplied I SEE that the greed for money is likely to overrule the wishes of Coventry citizens yet again regarding the moving of the Coventry Cross for yet another food outlet. Haven’t we enough already?
I hope that the council has the wherewithal in place to deal with the fatburgs in the sewers which is very likely. Also that the hospital is ready for the influx of obese persons which is another likely scenario. What with all the students swarming round them, the litter is going to be horrendous also as they don’t appear to know what a litter bin is. Driving up Gosford Street is likened to driving through a termites’ nest. Pedestrian crossings don’t exist, it’s a free for all. Someone is going to get hurt.
K J Clarke
Wyken WOULD Coventry City Council consider moving the Cathedral to make way for an outdoor tapas bar as the Cathedral is in the way of a commercial development?
The Coventry Cross is as much a part of Coventry’s history as the Cathedral and should not be dismantled and moved to an inappropriate position or stored away, never to be seen again.
Please think again Coventry City Council.
Coundon HALLOWEEN offers attentionseekers to make all sorts of extravagant claims and this year was no exception.
Google News carried the story of a woman who claims to have had intimate relations with as many as 20 ghosts and is currently engaged to one.
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The witnesses will also have to be spiritualists. Had this been a local affair, they could have held their reception at The Phantom Coach.
My final thought is this. If the groom had been married at the time of his death, would marrying this woman make him a bigger mist?
Whoberley AT this Remembrance time, I think about the value of our freedom and peace, as well as my late mother.
She worked hard as a Land Army girl and received a certificate from our Queen Elizabeth for her efforts during the Second World War and beyond.
Walsgrave He once was rich
But now he’s poor,
Had lots of money
Yet not any more.
He once was clever
But now he’s not,
As all he knew
He’s now forgot.
He once was young
But now feels old,
His blood once warm
Now thin and cold.
He once was free
But now confined,
Just like a prisoner
With no peace of mind. He once was healthy
But now in pain,
Never enjoys the sunshine Or walks in the rain. He once had a life
But now close to death, As this cruel disease
Takes his final breath. Kevin Halls
Diane O’Keefe shared this letter to her mother from Queen Elizabeth II