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remembrance festival show - Wyvern Sunday 3 Nov 13.
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:46:32 AM »
I took part in this show yesterday, the theatre, as usual for this show was half empty, and didnt see many councillors or even MPs at the show???



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Re: remembrance festival show - Wyvern Sunday 3 Nov 13.
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 11:02:18 AM »
What was the show?  I must admit that I hadn't heard about it but I would like to attend a genuine and properly organised event in person.

There are a number of different events taking place over the coming days so certain public figures not attending may be reasonable. 

On a more general note, is it just me that has noticed how Remembrance Day is becoming a target for commercial gain?  Poppies seem to be getting bigger and fancier and I understand that some retailers are now selling poppy badges at £15 of which only a percentage of the proceeds goes to the Royal British Legion.   

I've lost count of the number of times that I've seen people posting poppies in Facebook in recent days and I can't help but feel that there's a growing contest to see who can show their respect the most publically.   This is not something that i will be subscribing to as I choose not to shout about how I choose to show my respect.


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Re: remembrance festival show - Wyvern Sunday 3 Nov 13.
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 01:21:27 PM »
The show is on the  way, to the festival remembrance show at the Albert Hall. There was a lady singing, a ladies military choir, three more ladies singing, a musical dance sequence from a dance studio in Swindon, and at the end the actual act of remembrance.
I agree with what you say about the cost of the poppies and also about the likes of facebook, where everybody is trying to put up a bigger poppy than the last one, they'll get over it I expect, as you say, on the day, Its what you do and not others..
I went to Tescos on Saturday shopping with the wife or as I call it can checking, but there was a man at the door selling poppies, I bought a silk\cloth one for two pounds, gave him a tenner and he gave me back 7 pounds, I questioned his maths and he said oh yes mistake.. so they are all at it.. On the attendance, I thought that our MPs would at least make the effort to attend??.
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Re: remembrance festival show - Wyvern Sunday 3 Nov 13.
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 01:53:05 PM »
It would help enormously if things to be commemorated took place on or NEAR the actual Day intended i.e. 11th November. No doubt they will be at the Cenotaph on the day.

The poppy of which Alligator speaks are brooches - rather than badges, and yes, someone makes them for M&S and they sell them with a portion going to the RBL, who are happy to promote it on their web page.  Looking at the price of similar sized M&S brooches, I would say that only the cost of making them is taken by the people making them and the profit goes to RBL - so that's fair enough.  They are priced at £15 so I wouldn't mind investing in one, and I'd still willingly pop my £1 in the pot of the old soldier who is regularly up at Aldi collecting.

In fact might buy two, one for each granddaughter - at least when they open their jewellery boxes in the future, they might cast a thought for those who have passed.
 
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Re: remembrance festival show - Wyvern Sunday 3 Nov 13.
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 06:30:44 PM »
Yesterday was the only day they could get the wyvern, and it still cost them about £3000 to hire..
If the Queen had come as requested, do you think those people would have turned up then!!.