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    Not in Lieu of a Wreath


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    At the War Memorial,
    someone left an old tire.

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    What denomination? I wonder.

    Radial or Cross-ply?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    What denomination? I wonder.

    Radial or Cross-ply?
    It's a Goodyear for either

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    Not in Lieu of a Wreath

    At the War Memorial,
    someone left an old tire.

    Christopher T. George

    Joking to one side the War Memorial in West Derby Village had half a dozen chippy papers around it a few weeks ago , I stopped to pick them up to put in the bin and a schoolboy no more than 11 or 12 walked over and helped, only took a minute, I don't know if the wind blew the papers there or they were dumped there .But it was nice to see a youngster with the feeling of respect to help clean up.

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    Thanks, Oudeis, lesley, and Prefab. Of course I don't know who might have left the old tire in front of the war memorial but it gave me a nasty feeling. Good for you and the young lad clearing up those chippie papers, Prefab.

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    It may be a sign of the times - but I can see the need for micro CCTV cameras to be installed close to War Memorials/Monuments; and if the guilty party is caught, they can then be tied to community service orders - cleaning up any mess/ damage, as well as footing the bill, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    It may be a sign of the times - but I can see the need for micro CCTV cameras to be installed close to War Memorials/Monuments; and if the guilty party is caught, they can then be tied to community service orders - cleaning up any mess/ damage, as well as footing the bill, etc.
    Hi Daz

    You might be right that CCTV protection might help. In the case of the war memorial I wrote about, a small memorial in the Baltimore neighborhood of Medfield, I am not sure that whomever discarded the tire meant any desecration. Indeed, for all I know, the tire might have been left by a child playing with it. But whether a child or an adult, I sense that the tire got left there more through ignorance than malicious intent.

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    Hi Chris, as you say, it might've been left out there by malicious intent? However, there've been a few deliberate cases of, let's say, inappropriate behaviour over here: the adopted son of David Gilmour [Pink Floyd] was filmed swinging from a Union Jack flag on the Cenotaph; and another case of a drunken student urinating on a War Memorial, in Sheffield, who has since received 250 hours of community service.

    It seems crazy to ring-fence all these structures, you'd hope people would have more common sense and decency? Sorry, that's my one minute rant over with.



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