Tag Archives: Remembrance

Stormont Remembrance…Cunning Stunts

What would Bloggers do without Poppy Season? The annual commemoration of stories that define Norn Iron in all its crap-ness. So the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Remembrance and Silence. And the Hall at Stormont. … Continue reading

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Poppy And Rugby

i have only ever been to three rugby matches. The first was in the winter of 1970-1971 at Maynard Sinclair Pavillionat Stormont. Civil Service “Fourths” or “Fifths” were playing. They were an unlikely sports team, drawn from civil service departments … Continue reading

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James McClean …….Poppy

So it turned out that this year’s great Poppy Day Controversy was not even in Norn Iron. It was in Goodison Park where Everton FC were hosting Sunderland AFC (and James McClean from Derry). The Manchester United Fan Site (Red … Continue reading

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Poppy Season…Norn Iron

There is no point in ever trying to understand Norn Iron without understanding two concepts. The Irish/Nationalists/Republicans and British/Unionists/Loyalists inhabit parallel universes. Arguably a third “lets get alongerist” community lives in a fantasy world of its own. The other concept … Continue reading

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Poppy Season…Britain

The Poppy Season has begun. The Poppy is the symbol of remembrance honoring Britains War Dead. It culminates in services at centotaphs and war memorials in Britains cities, towns and villages on Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday in November). The … Continue reading

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