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Andy1
post Aug 5 2018, 09:04 AM
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9000 people. Sun, beer, flags waving to Pomp and Circumstance with the Red Devils and a Spitfire. Great day out at Highclere Castle.
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post Aug 5 2018, 10:29 AM
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QUOTE (Andy1 @ Aug 5 2018, 10:04 AM) *
9000 people. Sun, beer, flags waving to Pomp and Circumstance with the Red Devils and a Spitfire. Great day out at Highclere Castle.

Is it a multi cultural event? Sounds like an evemt where white racists go to wave the imperialist flag.
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post Aug 5 2018, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndabellend @ Aug 5 2018, 11:29 AM) *
Is it a multi cultural event? Sounds like an evemt where white racists go to wave the imperialist flag.


Just a good time
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post Aug 5 2018, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (Andy1 @ Aug 5 2018, 01:36 PM) *
Just a good time

Shouldn't be allowed. I bet its an all white occasion. Racism "light".
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post Aug 5 2018, 01:07 PM
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[quote name='TallDarkAndNotVeryImaginative' date='Aug 5 2018, 01:49 PM' post='121633']
Shouldn't be allowed. I bet its an all white occasion.

There were horses there too, if that's what you mean.
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post Aug 5 2018, 03:18 PM
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I went too. It was fantastic.
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post Aug 5 2018, 06:27 PM
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Yes, very pleasant! May well be biased as the other half and I were taken as a treat. Driven in a luxury motor, picnic and full works without me having to lift a finger. Can't remember the ride home.


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post Aug 5 2018, 06:52 PM
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It was excellent. Can be hit and miss these outdoors events given our past history of poor Summers, but this one at Highclere hit the bulls eye. Totally excellent way to spend an afternoon with friends... great fireworks display to round off a great day.

QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Aug 5 2018, 11:29 AM) *
Is it a multi cultural event? Sounds like an event where white racists go to wave the imperialist flag.
..I don't suppose there were many Guardian readers there either.

Transpose the event to the grounds of some Bavarian schloss, with 10,000 elderly flag waving Germans singing patriotic songs in full voice (Horst-Wessel-Leid not on the song sheet - not THAT sort of 'patriotic' event!), with the sound of Wagner booming from the speakers from the orchestra at full tempo and a Messerschmitt 109 doing cartwheels in the sky overhead and the same comment could be made about revelling in Imperial pasts..
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With the sun we had yesterday there were times when the Spitfire pilot would have been looking down at a field full of people stood upright with their right arms out at full extension (blocking the sun, but you know what it looks like) and the ghosts of Spit' pilots of yore would have been urging yesterday's pilot behind the controls to flip the switch on the trigger controls and give us a blast of it's cannons.

A still photo of an imaginery event like that with arms extended would certainly get the Daily Mail readers in a tizz
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post Aug 6 2018, 09:11 AM
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I don't understand why they are called Battle Proms, but I have been to one of these once at Blenheim and it was brilliant.

A celebration, of the good things that we have achieved in Great Britain - not putting anyone else down.

That's the difference between being racist and being nationalist.

At £45 a pop though, I decided to skip it.

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post Aug 6 2018, 05:16 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 6 2018, 10:11 AM) *
I don't understand why they are called Battle Proms... .
from their website:
The first Battle Proms was at Battle Abbey, East Sussex in 1997, and from this it has grown into the UK’s premier picnic concert series, set at the UK’s finest stately homes
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post Aug 7 2018, 08:07 AM
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Ah so it's named after a place, cheers for that.
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