The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Daily Mail Apathetic Reporting


The Daily Mail has accused Abingdon of being apathetic about its soldiers homecoming.

Yesterday, troops back from their tour of duty in Afghanistan marched to a church service in St Helen’s church at 11 a.m.

I have had to borrow the picture from the Daily Mail web site as I was at work.

They needed something to illustrate what some high up military was saying about the apathy of the general population towards the army serving abroad. These pictures fitted the journalistic brief but they do not fit my knowledge of Abingdon.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

It wasn't exactly plugged to the heavens, was it? I learnt of it by reading the Abingdon Herald, published Thursday. Unfortunately I only read it Friday evening, after the event.

8 October 2007 08:56  
Blogger Mark said...

We've had several customers really irate about this. It wasn't promoted very widely (as Ben suggested) and the Abingdon Herald described it in terms of "causing traffic misery" which wasn't exactly selling it as a pleasant event to come along to.

At least it was only in the Daily Mail

12 October 2007 14:52  

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