Glad to hear service was held at Radford
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?
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