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Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:57 pm
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Hi Everyone,

Briefly popped into Phillip's Park cemetery on the way up to see my family. I'd heard the council had started to pull a portion of the funding from the upkeep of the park, but am sad t ...

Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:17 pm
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Hi Silly Major,

It will be interesting to see who joins Ian Knight on the expert's panel. I can't resist the temptation to play 'Devil's Advocate' here, but will you be inviting Saul David to join ...

Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:46 pm
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Dear Forum,

There's many a forum visitor who visits this site for free but it's refreshing to see the names 'in the hat' who are prepared to give their time and knowledge free. It's such people, al ...

Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:36 pm
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Dear All,

It probably doesn't even register with the people stealing these memorial plaques their significance or worth (emotionally and historically). As Peter Ewart mentions, lead on churches is ...

Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:48 pm
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Dear Forum,

I have been alerted by a relative of the Jones family that there has been a spate of thefts in Philip's Park cemetery where 5 bronze memorial plaques have been stolen. The Manchester an ...

Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:54 pm
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Dear Peter,

That's a fine quote in the vernacular of the era that contains the pro's and con's about Frere. That's far better than some of the cherry-picked drivel
relating to 'Uriah Heep like sha ...

Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:09 am
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Dear Forum,

As we approach the 130th Anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift it's great to see that more descendants of these brave men are becoming interested in the life and times of their anc ...

Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:02 am
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Dear Dogermuck,

Once again expanding on your dissagreement with the need to apologise for the past. Retrospective correction of the past on behalf of those who put their life on the line for causes ...

Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:10 pm
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Dear Dawn,

Tried to aid this discussion forum by giving some guidelines about netiquette. There are the 'gentleman' and 'ladies' of this forum who stick to these guidelined due to their refined nat ...

Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:58 pm
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Dear Dodgermuck,

I agree with you completely. I can't see why the current generation need to feel 'ashamed' or 'apoligise by proxy' on behalf of any ordinary British foot soldiers from the past who ...

Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:49 pm
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Hi Robert,
Couldn't agree with you more mate. I always feel sad at the plight the Zulus suffered even at the hands of Frere. Let's face it, It would have been better if even that didn't happen to th ...

Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:49 pm
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Hi Damian,
My own observations is that Frere became a scapegoat for the problems in Zululand as he was 'thrown into the mix' rather than the architect of the downfall of the Zulu nation. The mindset ...

Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:39 am
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Dear Robert,
Just thought of a recent conversation I had with HRH Prince Shangi. When I asked him how he felt about the fact that our ancestors had faced each other in mortal combat and that we had ...

Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:28 am
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Dear Robert John,

My point in my last posting is to illustrate that the Zulu nation would have faired far worse under one of Frere's colonial counterparts from one of the other nations involved in ...

Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:51 pm
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Hi Damian, Rich,
It's interesting to look also at how others in power viewed Frere as an individual and also in comparison with Lord Chelmsford. Certainly Lord Chelmsford was ...
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