and peaceful. That's what Scilly - apart from its beauty and climate
has always been praised for. That's why so many visitors come again
and again. Or: is there something rotten in the Isles of Scilly?
During these last months things have happened that not only make everybody
angry but confirm the suspicion that there are some people obviously not
fit to live in a civilised community. How can one otherwise explain
incidents like these:
Racist slogans were written on Post Office letterboxes.
Public toilets were put in so disgusting a state that one must assume a
voluntary act of primitive vandalism.
Irresponsible dog owners have already twice allowed their pets to chase
and kill altogether 27 ducks, 2 geese and 2 turkeys of a local smallholder.
Probably drunken hooligans have vandalised cars during the night, smashing
windscreens and damaging doors and wings by brutally kicking them - even
leaving distinct footprints.
During a weekend a carefully prepared granite stone, standing outside a
workshop in the industrial estate was stolen AND NOBODY was caught and
punished and nobody felt guilty and apologised.
"He who wants to create hell on earth, only has to allow everybody to
do whatever they like"
- so said Graham Greene. WE SHOULDN'T!
CHRISTMAS 1997 IN THE DARK?
Owing to family commitments I shall be away from the islands from early
November through December and January 1997-8. John Hicks will also be away
again this winter. To avoid having Christmas in the dark I am hoping someone
will come forward to organise and assist in the installation of he Christmas
lights. There are many helpers available, but we need someone to oversee
the whole procedure installation (2 weeks) and removal (2 days)). I can
assure you there is great personal rewards to be had, as seen on everyone's
faces over the festive season. Will anyone interested please make contact
early so that a briefing may take place prior to my going away.
Ian Hopkin, Shearwater, St. Mary's. 422402
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