My father was a fairly prolific writer of letters to the 'local rag' as he called it. I have been looking through his papers and one of the letters just made me hoot; I cannot resist reproducing it here:
To the Editor, Middlesex County Times, 5 March 1971.
Two items in your correspondence page of February 19 are emotive. A proposed monthly striptease show for Ealing is put up for disapproval, but we are also advised of an Ealing fox that went to church.
This evidently repentant beast could perhaps be trained to go to the strip-tease show and bite the performer. That would provide as good an advertisement for the show as banning it.
If citizens are not equipped to take their own moral decisions freely, whose fault is it?
Norman Maggs, Ealing
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