Glad to hear ser­vice was held at Rad­ford

Warwickshire Telegraph - - YOUR VIEWS -

1697: The first Sun­day ser­vice was held in the new St Paul’s Cathe­dral. 1766: James Christie, founder of the fa­mous auc­tion­eers, held his first sale in Lon­don.

1791: Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart, Aus­trian com­poser, died and was re­port­edly buried in an un­marked grave with sev­eral other pau­pers. 1872: The Amer­i­can brig Mary Ce­leste was found drift­ing in the At­lantic, her crew miss­ing.

1901: Walt Dis­ney, car­toon film pro­ducer, was born in Chicago.

1933: Pro­hi­bi­tion ended in Amer­ica af­ter 14 years.

1945: Five US Navy bombers from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, dis­ap­peared over the area which be­came known as the Ber­muda Tri­an­gle.

1952: Smog en­veloped Lon­don and killed more than 4,000 peo­ple in less than a week.

1956: Rose Heil­bron be­came Bri­tain’s first fe­male recorder.

1958: The Preston by-pass, Bri­tain’s first sec­tion of mo­tor­way (the M1, eight-and-a-half miles long) was of­fi­cially opened by Prime Min­is­ter Harold Macmillan.

ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Twit­ter re­vealed that a man’s quest for free chicken nuggets was the most retweeted post of 2017 in the UK. Lit­tle Richard, Carl­ton Palmer and right, Paula Pat­ton IN re­ply to Vivien Phillips-Parham let­ter re­gard­ing The Rad­ford Mon­u­ment (Dec 1).

My let­ter seems to have ruffled a few feath­ers re­gard­ing this mon­u­ment.

How­ever I would like to say that I wrote my let­ter to the Tele­graph in good faith be­fore Re­mem­brance Day, as I knew I would not be here this year. So it was good to see that there had been a ser­vice and that it had been well at­tended, and wreaths left, es­pe­cially with it be­ing cen­te­nary year.

Un­for­tu­nately this hasn’t al­ways been the case as over the years I have pur­posely looked on Re­mem­brance Day, or in that week, to pay my re­spects and see what wreaths might be there. Sadly none, apart from on one oc­ca­sion, a lit­tle pile of peb­bles was placed on the mon­u­ment with a soli­tary poppy placed on top.

I had no­ticed the ground had been pre­pared on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions but it was al­ways the ab­sence of the wreaths that bugged me and also the way the sol­diers’ names were never up­graded to make sense.

Even af­ter the plaques were stolen and re­placed, the names re­main in the same un­read­able man­ner. I guess those in author­ity want it to re­main that way for the his­tory books. But for me, I would have pre­ferred to have seen the names re­duced in size and put on one line, so that the sol­diers could be truly hon­oured.

No of­fence meant. Just an hon­est opin­ion.

I have in­cluded two pho­to­graphs; one show­ing the wreaths laid on Re­mem­brance Day by church and guides, plus new in­scrip­tions show­ing sol­diers’ names, which was al­ways one of my main is­sues. Josephine Oriel Vi­tols

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0333 202 8000 DOES it ever oc­cur to the peo­ple call­ing for another ref­er­en­dum that the EU might not want the UK back?

Af­ter years of be­ing messed about, who would blame them?

Of course, if we agreed to pay a big enough fee, they’d have us back in a flash, but are Re­main­ers re­ally so des­per­ate to stay in that they would sign up at any cost?

N Black­ford

Coundon RE­GARD­ING Sisu go­ing back to court again, this just goes to prove that they have no in­ter­est what­so­ever in the foot­ball club.

They ap­pear to not give a mon­key’s what­sit for the sur­vival of the club. If – and I don’t think they will – they win the case, what will they have achieved? A sta­dium with no team to play there?

Ah, the fog is clear­ing now. Why not knock it down and build stu­dent flats? Ev­ery­one else does.

K J Clarke

Wyken COVENTRY City Cen­tre Poppy Group (The Queen’s Award) raised £60,550 dur­ing the re­cent ap­peal.

Many thanks to all for your very kind and gen­er­ous sup­port.

Many thanks also to all at the Cen­tral Li­brary, Smith­ford Way, for your very kind hospi­tal­ity. Mar­garet Bat­ten (or­gan­iser) Coventry

She says she does not want to name Tommy Robin­son be­cause she does not want to give him the oxy­gen of pub­lic­ity, but her let­ter serves only to do just that.

She hasn’t ex­posed the ‘true na­ture of UKIP’ or ex­plained what these di­vi­sive and ab­hor­rent views are.

De­spite Ms Bem­bridge’s claims, Tommy Robin­son is not a mem­ber of UKIP but has been ap­pointed to an un­paid role by the party leader.

UKIP mem­ber­ship has also been in­creas­ing across the coun­try be­cause peo­ple can see a clear al­ter­na­tive, in­stead of a wash of the same old es­tab­lish­ment par­ties who have lied to us about Brexit and the state of our pub­lic ser­vices.

Ian A Rogers

Foleshill Plump red berries ready for


Black­birds scoff them all day long. Now fat pi­geons join the feast­ing – Other birds singing the same song.

Var­ie­gated holly tree – record crop, Arc­tic weather on the way.

Plump red morsels glide through


Will all be gone by Black Fri­day! Jack Kerr


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