Tuesday, May 01, 2007

In Memory

During the Miner's strike (1984/85 version) some Labour Party members were out with the ubiquitous yellow collection buckets in the centre of Taunton. Support was lacking as little more than loose change was reluctantly thrown in.

Just before they decided to cut their losses and knock off, a man appeared in front of them and stuffed a wad of notes into the bucket muttering ''there you go lads'' in a broad Coventry accent.

Rest in Peace Tom Cartwright, Cricketer and Socialist - both excellent things to be.

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