Sunday, 12 February 2012
There's a happy postscript to last November's sorry tale of Desecration. A local scrap merchant has, at his own expense, replaced the stolen brass plaques from the pillaged war memorial with tablets of Portland stone. What's more, the names of the fallen are carved thereon with classical perfection. This is a hugely cheering outcome - all is not lost, indeed. The philanthropic scrap merchant is also actively involved in a campaign to clean up the practices of his rogue-prone trade. I take my hat off to him - and meanwhile, anyone in the south London area with scrap to dispose of, take your business straight to B. Nebbett & Son, and to no other.