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Services veteran “disgusted” as war wreath “removed” by Harlow Council

Politics / Mon 8th Sep 2014 am30 08:47am

ON SUNDAY, August 3rd, we went along to the Potter Street war memorial to film the Harlow League of Gentlemen (LOG) lay a wreath for those who fell in World War One.

It was a small group lead by the chairman of the LOG, Albert Hobdell, family and friends.

On Monday, when Albert went to attend the larger event at the memorial, he found that his wreath had been moved.

Albert said:” When we got there, we found that the wreath had been taken and was sitting face down round the bac of the memorial.

“I was disgusted. They should not have touched my wreath. If find this a gross affront to ourselves and those we were paying tribute to.

The League’s wreath is back in pride of place at the front of the memorial. It is disitnctive as it is the only one without poppies.

Albert said: “The poppy was only put on wreaths after 1919. I don’t like to alter history or airbrush it….”

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