We're hoping for a new war memorial

Echo: We're hoping for a new war memorial We're hoping for a new war memorial

A NEW war memorial could be built on Canvey in time for this November’s Remembrance Sunday service.

The existing war memorial, outside the Paddocks, in Long Road, is scruffy and rundown and the island’s war memorial hall committee has plans to replace it with something more fitting, The old memorial was built in 1926 on the corner of Craven Avenue and Long Road and later moved to the Paddocks.

The committee is asking Castle Point councillors to back its plans for a new memorial at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.

Joan Liddiard, a member of the memorial hall committee and a Canvey Island Independent Party member of Castle Point Council, said the memorial was in a poor state.

She added: “It would be ideal to keep the original, but it is badly damaged. It wouldn’t be cost-effective to have it refurbished.”

Mrs Liddiard said her committee was keen to retain the features of the original memorial, but put them in a better-quality setting.

She explained: “We hope to have something to match what we have now, moving the names from the original to the newone.

“A lot of work is needed and Castle Point Council has kindly offered to draw up some of the designs.”

If the new memorial is given the go-ahead, then rebuilding work could start soon after Armed Forces Day in June, and could be ready for Remembrance Sunday, this year.

With 2014 being the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the timing is especially apt.

MrsLiddiardsaid:“Workonthe memorial has been in the pipeline for the past few years and we are hoping they will get it done for Remembrance Day in November.

“This might not be possible, because of the amount of work which will go into replacing it, but if it does get done, it would be the icing on the cake.”

About 900 people usuallyattend the annual service of remembrance at the Paddocks everyyear to remember the island’s war dead.

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5:45pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Southend Badman says...

Bla Bla Bla who even cares.
Bla Bla Bla who even cares. Southend Badman
  • Score: -41

7:03pm Tue 15 Apr 14

upset says...

Stop getting publicity and just clean it, it will be a lot cheaper also.
Stop getting publicity and just clean it, it will be a lot cheaper also. upset
  • Score: -33

8:28pm Tue 15 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Give that one a good polish, a new one? will be an insult, furnish the coffers of the council's friends and do nothing much else.
Leave it alone, concern yourself, with the living.
Give that one a good polish, a new one? will be an insult, furnish the coffers of the council's friends and do nothing much else. Leave it alone, concern yourself, with the living. CarnMountification
  • Score: -18

8:45am Wed 16 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

Southend Badman wrote:
Bla Bla Bla who even cares.
Well not you obviously, moron.

These were all young men, some even under 16, just lads who went out to France and Belgium to die in horror, seeing their mates blown up next to them, dying in squalor, having lived in water filled trenches in all temperatures to be shot at and blown up JUST SO SCUM LIKE YOU COULD POST CR@P LIKE THAT.

I hope you burn in hell. That's what they did and they didn't deserve it. You do.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Badman[/bold] wrote: Bla Bla Bla who even cares.[/p][/quote]Well not you obviously, moron. These were all young men, some even under 16, just lads who went out to France and Belgium to die in horror, seeing their mates blown up next to them, dying in squalor, having lived in water filled trenches in all temperatures to be shot at and blown up JUST SO SCUM LIKE YOU COULD POST CR@P LIKE THAT. I hope you burn in hell. That's what they did and they didn't deserve it. You do. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 5

8:47am Wed 16 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

upset wrote:
Stop getting publicity and just clean it, it will be a lot cheaper also.
and how has being in the newspaper cost them anything? The Echo don't charge anything for appearing in their stories.

And the publicity might just attract an investor.

Good God, some of the people this website attracts.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Stop getting publicity and just clean it, it will be a lot cheaper also.[/p][/quote]and how has being in the newspaper cost them anything? The Echo don't charge anything for appearing in their stories. And the publicity might just attract an investor. Good God, some of the people this website attracts. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 4

8:51am Wed 16 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

CarnMountification wrote:
Give that one a good polish, a new one? will be an insult, furnish the coffers of the council's friends and do nothing much else.
Leave it alone, concern yourself, with the living.
Oh another one. Are you all pals then? Looks like it. MILLIONS of these young men - and women - gave their lives so idiots like you can post rubbish like this.

You can't "polish" a war memorial. And how will raising money to get it fixed benefit the council's friends?

Money should be no object to commemorate those whose boots you would never have been fit to lick.

They should bring back National Service and send the likes of you to the front line in Afghanistan.

Let's see what big men you'd be then, being shot and sniped at, trying to dodge bullets.

Trouble with people like you is you've never worked for anything, strived for anything or gone through any kind of adversity. You've never done anything for anybody else and you couldn't give a monkey's about anybody else.

You are disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Give that one a good polish, a new one? will be an insult, furnish the coffers of the council's friends and do nothing much else. Leave it alone, concern yourself, with the living.[/p][/quote]Oh another one. Are you all pals then? Looks like it. MILLIONS of these young men - and women - gave their lives so idiots like you can post rubbish like this. You can't "polish" a war memorial. And how will raising money to get it fixed benefit the council's friends? Money should be no object to commemorate those whose boots you would never have been fit to lick. They should bring back National Service and send the likes of you to the front line in Afghanistan. Let's see what big men you'd be then, being shot and sniped at, trying to dodge bullets. Trouble with people like you is you've never worked for anything, strived for anything or gone through any kind of adversity. You've never done anything for anybody else and you couldn't give a monkey's about anybody else. You are disgusting. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Wed 16 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
CarnMountification wrote:
Give that one a good polish, a new one? will be an insult, furnish the coffers of the council's friends and do nothing much else.
Leave it alone, concern yourself, with the living.
Oh another one. Are you all pals then? Looks like it. MILLIONS of these young men - and women - gave their lives so idiots like you can post rubbish like this.

You can't "polish" a war memorial. And how will raising money to get it fixed benefit the council's friends?

Money should be no object to commemorate those whose boots you would never have been fit to lick.

They should bring back National Service and send the likes of you to the front line in Afghanistan.

Let's see what big men you'd be then, being shot and sniped at, trying to dodge bullets.

Trouble with people like you is you've never worked for anything, strived for anything or gone through any kind of adversity. You've never done anything for anybody else and you couldn't give a monkey's about anybody else.

You are disgusting.
Being a member of the fairer sex, you have had it easy, you know nothing of my past military service, though I would have loved to have seen you on the square, at Browning Barracks, enjoying a bit of foot drill.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Give that one a good polish, a new one? will be an insult, furnish the coffers of the council's friends and do nothing much else. Leave it alone, concern yourself, with the living.[/p][/quote]Oh another one. Are you all pals then? Looks like it. MILLIONS of these young men - and women - gave their lives so idiots like you can post rubbish like this. You can't "polish" a war memorial. And how will raising money to get it fixed benefit the council's friends? Money should be no object to commemorate those whose boots you would never have been fit to lick. They should bring back National Service and send the likes of you to the front line in Afghanistan. Let's see what big men you'd be then, being shot and sniped at, trying to dodge bullets. Trouble with people like you is you've never worked for anything, strived for anything or gone through any kind of adversity. You've never done anything for anybody else and you couldn't give a monkey's about anybody else. You are disgusting.[/p][/quote]Being a member of the fairer sex, you have had it easy, you know nothing of my past military service, though I would have loved to have seen you on the square, at Browning Barracks, enjoying a bit of foot drill. CarnMountification
  • Score: -1

3:26pm Wed 16 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
upset wrote:
Stop getting publicity and just clean it, it will be a lot cheaper also.
and how has being in the newspaper cost them anything? The Echo don't charge anything for appearing in their stories.

And the publicity might just attract an investor.

Good God, some of the people this website attracts.
It's a bronze plaque nitwit, it CAN be POLISHED.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Stop getting publicity and just clean it, it will be a lot cheaper also.[/p][/quote]and how has being in the newspaper cost them anything? The Echo don't charge anything for appearing in their stories. And the publicity might just attract an investor. Good God, some of the people this website attracts.[/p][/quote]It's a bronze plaque nitwit, it CAN be POLISHED. CarnMountification
  • Score: -1

4:27pm Wed 16 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
upset wrote:
Stop getting publicity and just clean it, it will be a lot cheaper also.
and how has being in the newspaper cost them anything? The Echo don't charge anything for appearing in their stories.

And the publicity might just attract an investor.

Good God, some of the people this website attracts.
**** it, agreeing with you Kim twice in one day.
I will also add, Memorials for those that have given the ultimate price, their Lives then money from those still fortunate enough to be living on the back of those that made a sacrifice should not even come into question.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: Stop getting publicity and just clean it, it will be a lot cheaper also.[/p][/quote]and how has being in the newspaper cost them anything? The Echo don't charge anything for appearing in their stories. And the publicity might just attract an investor. Good God, some of the people this website attracts.[/p][/quote]**** it, agreeing with you Kim twice in one day. I will also add, Memorials for those that have given the ultimate price, their Lives then money from those still fortunate enough to be living on the back of those that made a sacrifice should not even come into question. iknowbetter
  • Score: 4

11:17am Thu 17 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

I have skimmed past and ignored your replies.

You are too low down for me to consider responding to.

Lowlifes.
I have skimmed past and ignored your replies. You are too low down for me to consider responding to. Lowlifes. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

11:17am Thu 17 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

I have skimmed past and ignored your replies.

You are too low down for me to consider responding to.

Lowlifes.
I have skimmed past and ignored your replies. You are too low down for me to consider responding to. Lowlifes. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

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