First World War parade cancelled

First World War parade cancelled

First World War parade cancelled

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A PARADE to mark the beginning of the First World War has been cancelled.

Basildon Council organised the event for Saturday, August 9 to march through the town centre and hoped to get residents on board and taking part.

But today a spokesman said they had cancelled the event because not enough people had come forward to take part.

He said: “Basildon Council is alerting residents that regretfully the World War One centenary parade, due to be held in the town centre on Saturday, August 9, has had to be cancelled.

“Aa number of factors, including the expectation of low marcher numbers, has led to the decision.”

The council announced earlier this year it was holding a series events, including the parade, throughout the year to commemorate 100 years since the First World War.

It is also giving away £1,000 to community groups holding events to mark the occasion.

Basildon Council’s website said the parade had not had enough cadets come forward to take part.

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5:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

There are too many of these events - and there are four years to go. Let's limit such events to a few which can be properly celebrated rather than destroying everyone's enthusiasm by overloading the next four years.
There are too many of these events - and there are four years to go. Let's limit such events to a few which can be properly celebrated rather than destroying everyone's enthusiasm by overloading the next four years. Jack222
  • Score: -5

5:51pm Wed 30 Jul 14

supermadmax says...

To be fair to my Basildoian cousins, they town was not even in existence until the 60s or 70s or something.
To be fair to my Basildoian cousins, they town was not even in existence until the 60s or 70s or something. supermadmax
  • Score: 3

9:41pm Wed 30 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

Let those help for heroes wristband lovers, hold their heads in shame
Let those help for heroes wristband lovers, hold their heads in shame sesibollox
  • Score: 2

6:58am Thu 31 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

sesibollox wrote:
Let those help for heroes wristband lovers, hold their heads in shame
So it's only them that are not taking part?
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Let those help for heroes wristband lovers, hold their heads in shame[/p][/quote]So it's only them that are not taking part? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -2

7:11am Thu 31 Jul 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Jack222 wrote:
There are too many of these events - and there are four years to go. Let's limit such events to a few which can be properly celebrated rather than destroying everyone's enthusiasm by overloading the next four years.
I tend to agree with that.
Its a shame that more time wasn't given over to people who lived through it whilst they where still alive.
Its like the old saying, 'Its no good coming to see me when I am dead'
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: There are too many of these events - and there are four years to go. Let's limit such events to a few which can be properly celebrated rather than destroying everyone's enthusiasm by overloading the next four years.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree with that. Its a shame that more time wasn't given over to people who lived through it whilst they where still alive. Its like the old saying, 'Its no good coming to see me when I am dead' Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: -1

7:32am Thu 31 Jul 14

Ian P says...

supermadmax wrote:
To be fair to my Basildoian cousins, they town was not even in existence until the 60s or 70s or something.
The first historical reference to Basildon is in records from 1086. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Belesduna'.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: To be fair to my Basildoian cousins, they town was not even in existence until the 60s or 70s or something.[/p][/quote]The first historical reference to Basildon is in records from 1086. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Belesduna'. Ian P
  • Score: 2

10:02am Thu 31 Jul 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

Funny how to be politically correct many people will wear a poppy, yet when it comes down to giving up a miniscule of their precious time, they really give a t0ss.
Says it all really.
Funny how to be politically correct many people will wear a poppy, yet when it comes down to giving up a miniscule of their precious time, they really give a t0ss. Says it all really. Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 1

10:29am Thu 31 Jul 14

John Right says...

More people at the opening of a cheap German shop.
More people at the opening of a cheap German shop. John Right
  • Score: 2

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