Monday, 27 September 2010

Nick's tour of West Midlands

On Saturday I met Party Chairman Nick Griffin MEP for a Short tour of some of the Bring our Boys Home campaign petition tabletops. I picked Nick up just before 10am and drove to the first stop of the day at Penkridge nr Wolverhampton.

We were met by Sub regional Organiser Simon Patten who told us business was good with lots of folk signing the petitions. We then took a walk around the market stalls to which Nick got a very good reception with lots of handshakes. After 45 Minutes we left for the short journey to Kingswinford in the Black Country.

On arrival at Kingswinford we were greeted by new Organiser Rob Weale and new branch secretary Simon Foxall, Again this stall was very popular and it was on a busy main road with cars sounding their horns in support, the public were queuing up to sign the petitions and to have their photos took with Nick, after an hour of constant photo shoots and hand shaking we left to head for our last stop of the day in Shrewsbury.

On arrival in Shrewsbury's market square the stall was already mobbed with people wanting to sign the petitions, as soon as Nick got out of the car folk were welcoming him to Shrewsbury. The stall was set up next to an Italian market complete with its own singer as entertainment who quickly saw Nick and burst into song singing Jerusalem

Local people both young and old queuing up to speak to Nick and get his autograph and it stayed like this for the 2 hours that we were there.

I finally arrived home at 6.15pm after a 246 mile trip and all of it worth while. 

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