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Bonkers Blog June 2017

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26 June - Gas bags on parade

MarketThere’s not a lot of point going to Bexley’s Civic Parade any more. It used to be the only opportunity to get photographs to illustrate blogs but thanks to Sir Eric Pickles’ law changes that is no longer a problem, in any case I was knackered after a day of DIY in East Ham and Brian Barnett (@thamesmeadnews) can usually be replied upon to send me pictures.

This year he provided a choice of 64 covering every aspect of the event. I counted only eleven councillors among the many faces pictured. Perhaps the others don’t see any point in going either.

Instead of taking one of the slow meandering buses from Abbey Wood to Bexleyheath I summoned up enough energy to take a look at the Abbey Wood Community Market held in the pub next to the new station. I had been assured that local shops were to be represented there. If any were they were well hidden.

As is often the case the event was aimed at families, females and children wishing to buy clothes or have their faces painted. Old men are difficult customers, I must have been there for all of sixty seconds.

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