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Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« on: May 03, 2022, 03:49:26 pm »

Does anybody know why this show has been cancelled due to the conflict in the Ukraine? That's what their website says?


Is this PC gone mad or is there some underlying issue we are not aware of?




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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2022, 04:13:25 pm »

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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2022, 06:18:51 pm »

Unfortunately it is a sign of the times we are living in. A number of preservation railways have also cancelled their 'War' themed events. It is being deemed that it is inappropriate to be seen to be celebrating war.
The subject has been raised that now we have a number of refugees from Ukraine in the UK that it is possibly offensive to put an element of glamour into hostilities.
One wonders if the Goodwood 'Revival' in September will play down the war aspect and concentrate the event on purely on the motoring aspects of yesteryear.
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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2022, 09:00:31 am »

What a load of twits! The people who make these decisions should be dismissed from their jobs! There would seem to be a plethora of people out there thinking up problems that don't exist!!


Utter nonsense! If we are not careful we will not be allowed to sail model warships in parks in case the sight upsets some poor sole, or may possibly upset someone at some point in time!


I can't really say what I think of such people and such decisions on here as this is a family forum but pretty sure you can guess how I feel!


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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2022, 09:36:15 am »

Doesn't seem that TV has been affected given the plethora of war based repeats at the moment.


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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2022, 09:02:39 am »

I think sometimes these issues are raised by a public facing organization so that staff are not verbally assaulted, or otherwise harassed, by idiot members of the public.
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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2022, 12:38:23 pm »

If so its a great pity they don't use their common sense. Its flawed logic because there is no other feedback. If the show is cancelled then people don't turn up to complain because the show is cancelled and there will be no one there to take the complaint! therefore the PC brigade win!!


I really can't imagine anyone complaining about Wicksteed at War offending anyone because there is a conflict going on in the Ukraine. I refer everyone to my earlier post!


Cheers


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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2022, 05:21:54 pm »

I don't see anything on their website, or their facebook page that says cancelled.  :((

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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2022, 08:09:38 pm »

I don't see anything on their website, or their facebook page that says cancelled.  :((


It was cancelled as Geoff mentioned it to me last weekend and I was rather annoyed for them to cancel it with less than a months notice. It was cancelled on their main website page and the reason was due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Now Iíve gone to their website it says itís on and on all of their other media outlets say so too. Whether they had a change of heart I donít know but it was definitely cancelled last Sunday/Monday.
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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2022, 01:04:15 am »

I can not understand why some people think that days, or events, commemorating those who died in the service of their country, are celebrating war. Anyone with any sense at all should realise that these days give us a chance to remember those who served, and be thankful for their sacrifice.


Lest we forget.


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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2022, 01:20:41 pm »


A little bird told me, 'it might be back on!'




https://wicksteedatwar.co.uk/
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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2022, 01:52:55 pm »

Just caught this. Excellent news and it looks like common sense has prevailed but I bet it will cost visitors who haven't checked to see the show is back on.


Cheers


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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2022, 02:32:16 pm »

Just caught this. Excellent news and it looks like common sense has prevailed but I bet it will cost visitors who haven't checked to see the show is back on.


Cheers


Geoff  :-))


I hope it stays on. I have a Ukrainian family living with me, and the little boy who is 11 is Obsessed with WW2 and he was so excited when I told him the event maybe happening.

He suffers with some PTSD issues regarding recent events, but that wont stop him running around identifying all the different soldiers and vehicles etc.
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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2022, 03:13:46 pm »


I hope it stays on. I have a Ukrainian family living with me, and the little boy who is 11 is Obsessed with WW2 and he was so excited when I told him the event maybe happening.

He suffers with some PTSD issues regarding recent events, but that wont stop him running around identifying all the different soldiers and vehicles etc.

Well done sir!   :o :-))

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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2022, 03:29:34 pm »

Still not sure what is going on with Wicksteed at War as one website says cancelled and the other says itís going ahead.
Regardless of it being cancelled or not, Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club will be having a warship display day on the Sunday between 10am and 4pm. It will be to commemorate the Falklands War ending and hope to have some appropriate era warships on display and of course many other types. If youíd like to display and sail your boat please contact our club secretary on sec.wpmbc@aol.com
Thereís another thread on this display in the club section put up by old gunner.
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Re: Wicksteed at War Cancelled
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2022, 04:07:32 pm »

Bring the young fellow and his family to the Wicksteed weekend. It will show that there can be a positive mix of military and non military subjects, and no one will be waving flags or chanting or chest beating because there are some military models sailing.


Perhaps some swearing at burnt fingers, wincing at sore heads or moaning because the bacon rolls have run out will happen, I don't know  :}
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