Calendar launch highlights quay fight

A PROTEST group that opposes the construction of a fence along an historic quayside has launched a special calendar in a bid to raise cash for its campaign.

A PROTEST group that opposes the construction of a fence along an historic quayside has launched a special calendar in a bid to raise cash for its campaign.

The Free the Quay group is trying to see a metal fence recently erected along a stretch of Mistley Quay removed as they feel it is unsightly and unsafe.

In time-honoured fashion, they have created their own calendar, featuring some male group members wearing little more than big smiles as they recreate scenes from the iconic 1954 film, On the Waterfront.

Free the Quay's Kate Worsley said: “We were amazed by how many men turned up and how brilliantly they performed. The initial shots were pretty faithful to the movie, but then the shoot took on a life of its own. It's turned out pretty eye-popping, but the only thing obscene about it is the fence.”

Landowners Trent Wharfage say they are simply complying with health and safety requirements by installing the fence.

The full-colour A4 calendar, printed by Tuddenham Press, costs £5 and is available at various shops in Mistley.

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Next Thursday, members of the group will be the special guests at a screening of On the Waterfront at Harwich's Electric Palace cinema, when they will officially launch the calendar.

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