Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hertford East

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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by james » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 12:26 pm

Now updated. Marginally better. Still racist.

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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by TullochArd » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 2:28 pm

newgirl wrote:Just seen the bottom left image - is the Underground being extended to Hertford then?? :lol:
I hope so, and it better be 24hr - It'll mean I wouldn't have to get that post 11pm panic when I'm in London!

Saying that, I'm now told the Jungle Bar has a 3am licence....
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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by TullochArd » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 2:30 pm

james wrote:Now updated. Marginally better. Still racist.

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Is it quiz time to name the significance to Hertford for each of the images?
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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by Steve » Wed 28 Feb, 2018 7:33 pm

"put together by a committee with the artistic talent of a cluster of colour-blind hedgehogs in a bag" :lol: (comment on Twitter)
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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by monkeyman1974 » Wed 28 Feb, 2018 10:00 pm

I'm telling you all, it's a post ironic joke; a wind-up #ArtTrolls fulling outrage, and reading this with their hoppy bears and handsome beards laughing at the reactions

Surely it is.
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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by Smudger » Wed 28 Feb, 2018 11:46 pm

james wrote:
Steve wrote:The banner looks as if it was done by a schoolchild. And why the railroad train in the top left?
Nevermind the train. What about that Crusader? Who the hell thought celebrating the Crusades was a great idea?

Get over it, it's ancient history
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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by Smudger » Wed 28 Feb, 2018 11:47 pm

james wrote:Now updated. Marginally better. Still racist.

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I'm struggling to see the racism ?
Am I so institutionally racist that I can't even see it ?
Do I need to re-evaluate my race ?
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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by leo densian » Thu 01 Mar, 2018 7:21 am

Smudger wrote:

I'm struggling to see the racism ?
Am I so institutionally racist that I can't even see it ?
Me too tbh. Presumably the image apparently causing offence is supposed to be one of the Kgnights Templar? Or they weren’t quick enough to get a picture of the statue on Elbert’s wall before demolition and had to make do?

Like others I’m puzzled by the train and what’s the ‘evolution of man’ thing about (although to be fair there’s a few Neanderthals about in town on a Friday night)

They could have had the decapitated statue in St Andrew St and the ‘piles of rubbish’ after the music festival too.
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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by TullochArd » Thu 01 Mar, 2018 10:00 am

leo densian wrote:Like others I’m puzzled by the train and what’s the ‘evolution of man’ thing about (although to be fair there’s a few Neanderthals about in town on a Friday night)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Russel_Wallace

"Alfred Russel Wallace was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858.This prompted Darwin to publish his own ideas in On the Origin of Species.
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When Wallace was five years old, his family moved to Hertford. There he attended Hertford Grammar School "
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Re: Proposed signs "celebrating Richard Hale school" at Hetford East

Post by james » Thu 01 Mar, 2018 10:52 am

Smudger wrote:Get over it, it's ancient history
I'm not denying that. But if you think religious extremists conducting genocide in the middle east is worth "celebrating" then by all means let's hear your argument for it.
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