No time for 'Hello Dolly'

AFTER seeing the disgraceful behaviour of one drunken lout urinating on a war memorial, in the news this week, I witnessed more disrespectful behaviour. This time it was by an official at the Heathway memorial service on Saturday – a man who should have k

AFTER seeing the disgraceful behaviour of one drunken lout urinating on a war memorial, in the news this week, I witnessed more disrespectful behaviour.

This time it was by an official at the Heathway memorial service on Saturday - a man who should have known better.

He didn't say 'one-two, one-two, testing' when testing the microphone before the ceremony - he sang 'Hello Dolly' instead, to the amusement of councillors!

The rest of us wondered if he was going to tap dance on the graves as well.


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Older people say the younger generation shows or has no respect, but in this case it was one of their own who showed none.

I say 'well done' to the street wardens who made the traffic come to a halt for two minutes in the Heathway.

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But why do we have two memorials in Dagenham when every other town has just one?

T Swindells

Broad Street

Dagenham

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