Letters - March 7, 2016

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (left) and Prime Minister David Cameron wait to lay  wreaths during the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, held in tribute for members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 8, 2015. See PA story MEMORIAL Remembrance. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (left) and Prime Minister David Cameron wait to lay wreaths during the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, held in tribute for members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 8, 2015. See PA story MEMORIAL Remembrance. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
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EUROPE

Cameron has broken promises on Europe

Last November David Cameron stood at the Cenotaph, laid a wreath, then stood as those immortal words were read out “We shall remember them.”

What’s this annual ceremony about?

We are giving our grateful thanks to those who laid down their lives so that we should live in a sovereign country, live by our own laws and customs, for freedom for us all. A Britain forged by our ancestors over centuries, for our grandchildren and future generations.

Cameron stood up before he achieved his first election originally. He promised to retake power for our country, to stop the flood or immigrants, to tear up those human rights laws – to hold a referendum on the EU.

At the end of five years, he not only failed, but we find ourselves more controlled than ever.

Immigration a farce. Human rights, he has no excuse for not ending that. He can simply withdraw from the convention, thus scrapping the human rights act without having to leave the EU.

So why has he not done? Other EU members did not sign up – nor have any obligation to while joining the EU. When the voting day comes “we should remember him and vote for our Britain”.

Ian Bancroft

Oxendale Road

Thornton

HERITAGE

A proud history of building in Blackpool

There has been quite a bit of interest lately regarding the siting of the Hippodrome and Syndicate. Going further back into the history of the site, in the 1890s, when the Tower and Grand Theatre was being built, my great grandfather’s building firm Cardwell Bros was one of the contractors building these places. Cardwells made their own bricks.

The brick croft was at the top of Church Street, on the site of the Syndicate. At some point after the Tower was completed, Cardwells moved their brick croft out to Layton and the Church Street site was sold to the Whitegate Brick Co. A Mr Richard Dugdale was involved and Mr Pye.

There was some controversy over the sale, and I understand that Cardwells let the land go too cheaply. That’s all I can remember about the deal.

My information came from a solicitor, a Mr Whiteside, whose company had been our family solicitors over the years.

Maybe someone knows a bit more about the history of the land from that time and until the first theatre was built.

I haven’t read anything in the Gazette going back to that time.

Mary Hill (nee Cardwell)

Nethway Avenue

Layton

RETAIL

Fat-busting new town is a joke

Two things strike me from last night’s Gazette (March 1).

First the whole business that sugar is the cause of obesity. It was refreshing to see an article about a ‘Healthy New Town’ on the Whyndyke site mentioning fat free zones.This is a joke, for the houses will be built next to a car boot site

Taking a table at a car boot is an eye-opener. Right from the onset you see scores of obese people waddling past with greasy bacon and chip butties in their hands.

Sadly this, includes children, they are not trained to eat healthily, but are encouraged to eat from the popular butty stalls… all day. It’s their choice to clog up clinics and hospitals with the obesity problems in later life.

Secondly, the grand opening of TKMaxx. I was pathetically excited to think I could pop in every couple of weeks, being local, something I can’t do with the town shop because of exhorbitant parking fees.

Yes I did “love the idea of having it on my doorstep”, as they hoped, but the first impression I got was disappointing. I put that to one side and concentrated on the clothes and realised… this is the place clothes come to die.

I think it houses clothes not sold in the last sale, and as a member of staff delicately told me – they are from the same manufacturer, but not necessarily of the same quality.

So now I am pathetically disappointed.

Please do better, because at the moment it is an insult to your neighboring customers.

Alex ( Heavy clothes shopper )

via email

HELP

Thanks to those who helped find my bag

I would like to say a big thank you to the kind gentleman who handed in my handbag at Morrison’s today. It’s nice to know that there are still honest people around. My faith in human nature has been restored yet again!

Thanks also to the two lovely ladies from Customer Relations at Morrison’s who helped to return my bag to me.

Name and address supplied

SPORT

Welsh wonder was one voice too many

I am happily watching the Six Nations, but have one little complaint on the overmanning on the BBC.

On Friday, they had four commentators in the studio, and one on the touchline.

But why, when the commentator had Brian Moore as his sidekick, did they need Jonathan Davies? One too many.

The game wasn’t good, and dear old Jonathan rabbited on about this, and said “I am sick of talking about this, I am beginning to bore myself.”

Quick as a flash, Brian said: “Have you only just noticed?”

Nice one Brian.

Allan Fazackerley

via email