Silence Please For Remembrance Day Parade

PUBLISHED: 11:10 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 04 May 2010

I WHOLEHEARTLY agree with Barbara Lupson this week (see Letters Page) it was difficult to hear what was being said at the Remembrance Service at the Market Square in Ely last week because of the traffic noise. What a shame that the Viola contractors coul

I WHOLEHEARTLY agree with Barbara Lupson this week (see Letters' Page) it was difficult to hear what was being said at the Remembrance Service at the Market Square in Ely last week because of the traffic noise. What a shame that the Viola contractors couldn't show some respect and stop banging their bins about for 10 minutes. And what a shame that all the people who were driving up Fore Hill couldn't slow down and take the time to respect the country's war dead and remember all the men and women who fight in our name.

I WAS out and about in Ely the other day and wandered into the Christmas shop in The Cloisters (the old Ocean Cargo shop) and amongst the wrapping paper and bits and bobs were some rather interesting novelty items. I say 'interesting' as this is a family newspaper, but to be honest they would not be out of place at an Ann Summers party! It wasn't so much that I was personally offended, it was the fact that there were a lot of children and elderly people around and I could imagine some people would certainly be offended as some of the items were...well...rude! I approached the manager and asked him if he thought it was acceptable to have these items on sale in a shop selling predominantly family Christmas items and he assured me that everything was above board in terms of Trading Standards being happy. He also said that most of his customers thought it was amusing rather than offensive.

He then suggested that anyone who complained was probably a prude, and I don't think I am, I just think there is a place for plastic, wobbly body parts and maybe amongst the glitter and gift tags in a High Street shop is not the right place. Anyway, if you decide to check it out, please let me know what you think?


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