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Signs In Shops In England
Samizdata.net ^ | 09/11/02 | Perry de Havilland

Posted on 09/11/2002 9:28:45 AM PDT by Gumlegs

Pubs, ladies fashion stores, restaurants, banks, cafes, mobile phone stores, boutiques, gift shops...

If you are looking for the real England, you will not find it in the pages of the Guardian, but rather on the high streets and in the shop windows.

I have just got back from lunch and what I saw on the King's Road in Chelsea, here in London, amazed me. There is no law requiring it, no government departments 'encouraging' it loudly, yet shop after shop are displaying signs saying words to the effects of "At 1:46 pm to day, we will be observing two minutes silence in remembrance of the atrocities on September 11th of last year in the United States." Others are expressing memorial sentiments, still others just displaying small American flags. No doubt these signs will all be gone by this evening, but they are there now.

Some signs are hand written by shop managers, others were clearly printed by a head office... but the signs are there and they come not from above, passed down from the salons of the chattering classes, but from below, from the true heart of England.

There is indeed an Anglosphere and it is very, very real.





























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Sorry if all the pictures cause this to load slowly, but I thought it was important to see how our friends ... our real friends in the UK think about us.
1 posted on 09/11/2002 9:28:45 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Gumlegs
BUMP
2 posted on 09/11/2002 9:30:39 AM PDT by lucyblue
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To: Gumlegs; Scully; VadeRetro; PatrickHenry; exmarine; AndrewC; f.Christian; Stultis; ...
Ping.
3 posted on 09/11/2002 9:31:25 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Gumlegs
Thanks for the post.
4 posted on 09/11/2002 9:32:08 AM PDT by abner
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To: Gumlegs
Thank you for posting this
5 posted on 09/11/2002 9:32:45 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: Gumlegs
We know where the real people stand; I saw how many turned out in London on C-SPAN today. The streets outside the cathedral were full. Thanks, it means a lot to see where the real people stand.
6 posted on 09/11/2002 9:33:06 AM PDT by piasa
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To: Gumlegs
God bless you, Gumlegs, for sharing this with us. And Godspeed to our Brit Brothers across the sea...
7 posted on 09/11/2002 9:34:09 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Gumlegs
Very Nice.
8 posted on 09/11/2002 9:34:23 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Gumlegs
It is important. We get a skewed picture hereabouts from all the Guardian crapola. Thanks for taking the trouble to snap the pix and share.
9 posted on 09/11/2002 9:34:34 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Gumlegs; CheneyChick; vikingchick; Victoria Delsoul; WIMom; one_particular_harbour; kmiller1k; ...
Great post, and much appreciated today, of all days.



10 posted on 09/11/2002 9:35:27 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Gumlegs
visibility bump

thanks for the post ...

11 posted on 09/11/2002 9:35:28 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Gumlegs
bump
12 posted on 09/11/2002 9:35:48 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: MadIvan
P-ping :-)
13 posted on 09/11/2002 9:36:00 AM PDT by Happygal
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To: Billthedrill
Thanks for the compliment, but all I did was post what was already on the web at Samizdata. The author -- bless him and all those who put up the signs -- should get the kudos.
14 posted on 09/11/2002 9:38:00 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Happygal; MadIvan
Let us go forward together!
15 posted on 09/11/2002 9:38:13 AM PDT by Chemist_Geek
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To: Gumlegs
Flag of England

16 posted on 09/11/2002 9:39:00 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Gumlegs
Thanks for this post!

We had several friends in the UK last year when 9/11 happened. They were treated with respect, gentleness and an outpouring of love by the Brits.

A friend's daughter just finished a year of college in London. The daughter could not believe how outraged most of the UK students were about what happened to us.
17 posted on 09/11/2002 9:39:10 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Gumlegs
Thank you dear cousins across the pond! It is good to know that you are with us 'Over There!'
18 posted on 09/11/2002 9:39:22 AM PDT by JulieRNR21
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To: Gumlegs
Bump for our friends.
19 posted on 09/11/2002 9:40:39 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Happygal
Thank You U.K. Bump

Hi HG!
20 posted on 09/11/2002 9:40:50 AM PDT by AdA$tra
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To: Gumlegs
Thanks for posting this. I've been making a concerted effort to avoid maukisness and all the mauldlin aspects of this day but this is something that really touched me.

God Bless the Brits. (Never thought this American son of Irish Catholic ancestors would ever say that!!! It really is a different world post-911).

21 posted on 09/11/2002 9:41:28 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Angelus Errare
Ping! Despite how much I loathe rags like the Guardian, stuff like this brings a smile to my face and gives me hope that maybe Britain isn't a lost cause, after all.
22 posted on 09/11/2002 9:42:04 AM PDT by Green Knight
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To: Gumlegs
Cross-ping to this related thread.
23 posted on 09/11/2002 9:42:13 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Gumlegs
News that's nice to hear as we remember this day in infamy.
24 posted on 09/11/2002 9:43:54 AM PDT by scripter
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To: pgkdan; MadIvan
(Never thought this American son of Irish Catholic ancestors would ever say that!!! It really is a different world post-911).

Don't worry about it...the limey's are even rubbin' off on this born and bred Paddy-ette :-)

25 posted on 09/11/2002 9:43:55 AM PDT by Happygal
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To: Gumlegs
Worth remembering before reacting the next time the self-hating anti-west marxist loonies in the press ascribe anti-American sentiments to a people of an entire country.

There are those who stand with us.

26 posted on 09/11/2002 9:44:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Gumlegs
Bravo!! Thanks for the post.
27 posted on 09/11/2002 9:45:19 AM PDT by blam
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To: JulieRNR21; cardinal4
The "Special Relationship" is alive and well.
28 posted on 09/11/2002 9:45:32 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Gumlegs
Thanks for the post, and the link to it.

It is also important to remember that more British citizens died in the WTC that day than in any other terrorist incident in their country's history.

Their people are with us, even if their media and academics are not.

29 posted on 09/11/2002 9:46:10 AM PDT by dead
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To: Gumlegs

30 posted on 09/11/2002 9:46:12 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Gumlegs
Thank you so much for posting this. God bless our true friends.
31 posted on 09/11/2002 9:46:12 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Gumlegs
This is one reason why, of all the other nations, in spite of having lived in and loved Brasil and the Dominican Republic, England seems most like family to me.
32 posted on 09/11/2002 9:46:22 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Gumlegs
Wonderful post -- thanks for sharing it.
33 posted on 09/11/2002 9:46:58 AM PDT by paulklenk
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To: Gumlegs
Gumlegs, this is wonderful. Thank you!
34 posted on 09/11/2002 9:49:02 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Gumlegs; Ax
I lived in the UK for 6 years. This is no surprise. But it is a pleasant post. Now when will we see these signs in the shop windows of Paris, Brussels, and Riyadh?
35 posted on 09/11/2002 9:49:34 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Gumlegs
Bump. Nice post
36 posted on 09/11/2002 9:50:57 AM PDT by j_tull
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To: Gumlegs
Thanks!

bump

37 posted on 09/11/2002 9:52:08 AM PDT by AndrewC
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To: Gumlegs
Another jolly good Union Jack BUMP for our friends. And a remembrance for the 80 or so Brits lost a year ago as well.
38 posted on 09/11/2002 9:52:45 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: Pokey78; 1Old Pro; cardinal4; smith288; EternalHope; mewzilla; Naspino; The Great Satan; Howlin; ...
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,--
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England ... ping.
39 posted on 09/11/2002 9:52:46 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: cardinal4
Sorry to ping you after you'd replied. You did so while I was assembling the last ping list.
40 posted on 09/11/2002 9:54:31 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Gumlegs
Thanks for the great quote from the Bard.
41 posted on 09/11/2002 9:54:50 AM PDT by thucydides
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To: Gumlegs; rightwingextremist1776
Great post. Thanks!
42 posted on 09/11/2002 9:56:10 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: thucydides
You're quite welcome. I suspect he didn't have as much trouble with his formatting, though.
43 posted on 09/11/2002 9:56:24 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Gumlegs
Thanks and may God bless and protect both our great nations in the days ahead.
44 posted on 09/11/2002 10:00:31 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: Gumlegs
"God bless 'em, everyone..."
45 posted on 09/11/2002 10:00:40 AM PDT by Jonah Hex
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To: Gumlegs
May the English, by God's grace, have the liberty as free persons.
46 posted on 09/11/2002 10:02:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Gumlegs
No problem!
47 posted on 09/11/2002 10:02:33 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Gumlegs
Thanks for the great post. A big cheer also for the Royal Marines and 22nd SAS.
48 posted on 09/11/2002 10:03:48 AM PDT by TEXASPROUD
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To: Gumlegs; Xenon481
It really is good to know that people in the world respect the loss of life that occured one year ago. Thank you UK.

sparky
49 posted on 09/11/2002 10:05:54 AM PDT by sparkydragon
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To: Gumlegs
Thank you for sharing the pictures. Thank you Britian for standing with us.

Red

50 posted on 09/11/2002 10:05:57 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever
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