Mick Dennison column

Mick Dennison.
Mick Dennison.

Summer may have gone – along with the day trippers but there were plenty of incidents around the town this weekend; albeit not the sort of publicity we needed.

What a disgrace that “Our Eric” was desecrated.

I cannot for the life of me see how anyone could have actually thought they would get away with trying to steal the statue, if that was the intention.

Let’s face it, the town has very little in the way of attractions but having lived adjacent to the statue, eight years ago, there was hardly a time when there wasn’t anyone having their picture taken with it.

That, and the fact at times lead can go missing at will on the roof of the Winter Gardens just shows how easy it is for thieves and troublemakers to flourish.

I don’t for one minute think it’s just in Morecambe though.

Lead, brass and bronze seem to be currencies throughout the country at the moment – war memorials and graves have been ruined, now Eric, what next?

Finally, this Friday (17th), Morecambe Poppyscatter are having a charity family bowling night starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £18.50 for adults and £10 for under 12’s with a hot and cold buffet, DJ entertainment a full evening of ten pin bowling and lots of party fun.

Tickets still available through their Facebook site, or pop into the York to buy yours.

All money raised on the night will go into the Morecambe Poppyscatter fund which at this time of year is very apt with Remembrance Day just on the horizon.

Keep Sunday, November 9 free in your diary.