Sgt Booth VC Grave Desecrated

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Sgt Booth VC Grave Desecrated

Postby AlexReece » 17 Aug 2017 18:19

Hello Fellow Members

Some sad news....

Booth VC who needs no introduction here, his grave has been attacked by vandals and his headstone pushed down :(

To those who would have done this I feel very sad for, you have no idea what this man did, just shocking !!!!

Anthony Clarke Booth VC is buried at St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Brierley Hill UK

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Re: Sgt Booth VC Grave Desecrated

Postby Redcoat 57 » 18 Aug 2017 20:40

A very sad sight indeed. There is a fund being raised for the repairs I believe.

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Re: Sgt Booth VC Grave Desecrated

Postby AlexReece » 19 Aug 2017 10:06

Redcoat 57 wrote:A very sad sight indeed. There is a fund being raised for the repairs I believe.

Eric


Hello Eric

Yes I have read that, The VC trust...link below

Does make you wonder about the type of person who would do this ?


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Re: Sgt Booth VC Grave Desecrated

Postby NWMPMoose » 12 Nov 2017 05:09

Seeing as it has been a few months since this unfortunate news was posted, I was wondering how far along funding and repairs have come. Does anyone have an update?
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Re: Sgt Booth VC Grave Desecrated

Postby 95th » 14 Nov 2017 16:56

This is the first I've heard of this,very sad.I'd also be interested to know if anything has been done to sort it out.
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Re: Sgt Booth VC Grave Desecrated

Postby AlexReece » 23 Nov 2017 18:02

News of developments...

Seems now a lack of funds for restoration & delay In the project ?

Also revealed that the local council are to blame for this and not vandals like first thought ?

If the local council are to blame they should PAY for the damage!!!..Not money taken from the VC trust ?

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Re: Sgt Booth VC Grave Desecrated

Postby NWMPMoose » 26 Nov 2017 04:14

It's a pity that the council failed to own up to, and repair their own damages. I read through the article you posted, and however unfortunate it is for the VC Trust to be suspending future projects until further funded, it is very good to see they did succeed in achieving the amount of money and support they did. Here in Canada, the general public views anything Victorian with the utmost disrespect. If this had occured here, I am of the belief that little, if any effort would be made by any organisation to undergo such a restoration. The media would likely sum it up as a "victory for anti-racist organisations", and call for a 'healing ground' to be built in its place... I'm just glad to see it's not like that everywhere.
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