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andymr1

Poppy ban in areas of Birmingham

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Crusoe

Not funny, you should aplogise.

Billy

What isn't funny? What should I apologise for?

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Rayessex

What isn't funny? What should I apologise for?

Was as funny as the Jockenise, wearing "Anyone but England" 'T' Shirts during the World Cup.

Well I laughed.

Ray

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auchonvillerssomme

Was as funny as the Jockenise, wearing "Anyone but England" 'T' Shirts during the World Cup.

Well I laughed.

Ray

I'm always surprised that the Scots, being so compassionate and caring about everyone else, are so anti English, after all we do payroll them.

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Rayessex

OOOOOOOOH, Flak Jacket on, for you my friend!!! HA HA!!

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Old Owl

That said - however noble the other charities' causes; knowingly booking the two most important dates for the RBL in a year does make you wonder how many sandwiches they still require to arrange a picnic.

Regardless of how many sandwiches it takes--I fear that they would still be one short!!!

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Old Owl

The whole point of street-based charity giving is that it is an opportunity for passers by to donate if they wish to; shaking a collecting tin isn't exactly what you'd call aggressive begging (although it is apparently used as an effective crowd-dispersal technique in Scotland...........allegedly)

From my experience this also works quite well in Yorkshire--and I say that as a true Yorkshireman, born and bred.:thumbsup:

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Crusoe

Ah!, I see now.

There was I thinking that I should extend humble apologies to the good aldermen and councillors of Birmingham for any suggestion I made that they haven't exercised common sense in this matter. Instead it appears that sensitive Caledonian corns have been trodden on.

Naughty me.

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Old Owl

I'm always surprised that the Scots, being so compassionate and caring about everyone else, are so anti English, after all we do payroll them.

Ah, but you forget, we usually beat them on the Rugby field ----and that's what really hurts!!

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auchonvillerssomme

I do stuff for charities and also give the proceeds of an ebay account to selected charities but I could never wave a tin, I have had unfortunate encounters with collectors twice and do have some sympathy with them. I think if you feel strongly about a cause, perhaps one that has directly affected you and are giving up a few hours to stand on street corners the rejection and people ignoring you would pee me off and I would probably be escorted away.

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Steven Broomfield

Seriously, mention has been made of "Rattling" collection tins. It used to be the case, and may well still be, that you cannot actually "Rattle" the tins: you must stand still and await passers-by approaching you. A street collector never used to be able actually to solicit giving - merely stand and wait. The use of children and animals (other than Guide Dogs - and, presumably - Guide Children) was also not allowed.

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centurion

The use of children and animals (other than Guide Dogs - and, presumably - Guide Children) was also not allowed.

I can remember mounted collectors for some relatively local charity or other

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auchonvillerssomme

Recently at an antiques market I spotted a one of the 'Spastic Society' collection boxes, the one shaped as a child with a huge calliper on its leg, now I know it really wasn't that long ago but it seems an age ago that they were outside every shop in town.

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NigelS

The use of children and animals (other than Guide Dogs - and, presumably - Guide Children) was also not allowed.

Although dogs were used for charity collections for railway orphanages for some time pre WWII Click who could resist that look? Even after the dogs had died they were put to good use: they were stuffed and mounted in glass cases on railway stations to allow collections to continue. Click

NigelS

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