LETTER: Vandalism so distressing

I was saddened to read the letter (Remembrance ... Shameful act at Memorial) in last week’s Herald. I am a volunteer steward at the Summerdown Camp Exhibition at the Pavilion. Poppies were affixed to the 10 posters detailing the life stories of eight soldiers and two civilians who were at the camp during the First World War. Six of those poppies were subsequently removed, some thrown to the ground. This behaviour was distressing to both staff and visitors to the exhibition and, as this type of vandalism had occurred before, it was decided to remove the remaining four poppies. I have only one question to ask those responsible for what they did at the War Memorial and the Pavilion ...WHY?

Rowland Jenkins

Rotunda Road

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