Fuelling fire of sectarian hate?

I found this march held in Stotfold an absolute disgrace. These people are commemorating an event over 300 years ago in a city 450 miles away. The paganistic ritual of burning effigies of historical figures is downright offensive and absolutely against pu

I found this march held in Stotfold an absolute disgrace. These people are commemorating an event over 300 years ago in a city 450 miles away. The paganistic ritual of burning effigies of historical figures is downright offensive and absolutely against public decency.

This type of march has no place in Stotfold and is a slight on the good and decent people of this town. This is not a cival liberty issue, these people are living in the past and have only one thing in mind to continue to keep their warped sense of historical re-enactment going to cause sectarian hatred.

I will be strongly objecting to this at every level as it is a slight on the good and decent people who live in this town, caused by a minority.

Bernard Breslin, High Street, Stotfold


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* Your editorial has one person saying she didn't know about the parade, so please tell me where is the controversy your headline screams about. And can I point out Mr J. McAdam was speaking as a past president of the Luton and Bedford Browning Club and not in any way representing the orange institution.

Peter Y, Address supplied

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* Why was a sectarian march permitted in Stotfold (Saturday December 16)? The Luton and Bedford Browning Association paraded through the town playing anti-Catholic tunes with great gusto in a menacing fashion. Shame on the town council for giving the parade its blessing. And shame on the local Liberal club for giving this prejudiced organisation hospitality.

KEN DAWSON, Straw Plait Way, Arlesey

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