Mike Bell at Dudley Port BNP Poster, Team Black Country, Arthur Copson. Centre, Anne Willets.
Team Black Country BNP highlighted its final pre-Euro-elections meeting with the ever vocal and emotive Marlene Guest, whose speech had the packed room in tears of laughter and sadness as she told her story of campaigning in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. In the absence of Ken Griffiths, who is awaiting an operation today (Best wishes Ken!), fund holder Gordon Howells started the meeting off. John Salvage gave us a glowing epitaph of super activist Anne Willets, who passed on recently, and the room held a vigilant minute silence for her. In between Mr Salvage and Ms Guest, we heard from Walsall lad Paul Kent with another gritty speech from the heart. Gordon announced that the meeting had raised £250 for the funds, including proceeds from a raffle. Amongst the raffle winners was another local hero, evergreen Arthur Copson.