Herefordshire for Europe on Europe Day

Published on May 14, 2024

Europe Day (May 9th) was celebrated by the European Movement UK last Saturday, in our case on the top of the Herefordshire Beacon or British Camp. Glorious weather to allow our flags to take the air, talk to walkers and distribute our EMUK cards “We are still European”, and even get a bit of an early suntan.

The initial steep ascent was balanced by a more leisurely walk and gradual descent around the Beacon to the car park, where we set up our usual opinion poll and stickers next to the outdoor café. Of course, people in queues for ice-creams, burgers, drinks and doggy-treats had other things on their minds rather than answering questions about the effects of Brexit, so the results, garnered around lunch time, are not very representative.

We were also able to add a number of Happy Birthday messages and signatures to the giant card celebrating 74 years since the Schuman Declaration (9th May 1950), whose ultimate aim was for peace and solidarity throughout Europe. Our next engagements will be on May 30th (regular H4EU meeting at De Koffie Pot, Hereford) and on Thursday, June 6th, from 7-9.00 pm, for an Our Star Debate at Hereford’s Left Bank.

Harriet Pahl, H4EU

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