Named after Edward Colston, 2nd November 1636 to 11th October 1721, a Bristol merchant and Tory Member of Pariament who endowed a school and almshouses, and who is commemorated each November at a service in Bristol Cathedral where schoolchildren are issued with the buns…
Truth be told, Edward Colston is like a “cult figure” in Bristol. There is Colston Street and Colston Tower is on Colston Avenue. There is the Colston bun, which you are meant to eat on Colston’s Day. There is Colston’s Girls’ school where statues abound everywhere and three ceremonies are held every year to celebrate his life.” There will be one less Bristol institution bearing his name in 3 years time. The concert venue Colston Hall will reopen in 2020, after its refurbishment, with a new name. The asinine politically correct Libtards fail to take into account that Colston Hall was built almost 150 years after Colton’s death, and was actually named after its address, which is Colston Street. I for one, to be brutally frank am not into political correctness aka hypocrisy. To me it is a load of Balderdash! I digress…so..
It is important to note there is no ‘Colston Day’ in that sense, and his life is not celebrated as part of the Merchant Venturer service.
I have emailed the Head of the Merchant Venturers, one Callum McAlpine to make further enquiries (just like a Scotland Yard Chief Inspector) but to date NO reply has been forthcoming…
As The Travelling Gourmet TM I am against excessive asinine political correctness. In the words of Francois, Duc de la Rochfoucauld,
“We find very few ungrateful people when we are able to confer favours.”
I hasten to add, “A quickness in believing evil without having sufficiently examined it, is the effect of pride and laziness. We wish to find the guilty, and we do not wish to trouble ourselves in examining the crime.” This was also one of the maxims of Rochefoucauld. 🙂
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