“More than 200 people have contributed to a total of 199 individual submissions over the two consultation phases. One third of respondents specifically express a view on the blast furnace, just over half calling for its demolition whilst the remainder call for its protection.The widest common support for a particular view is that there should some form of lasting museum or extension of an existing museum, put forward by around a third of respondents, with different ideas about its detail. About one sixth of respondents expressly suggest that the Dorman Long tower be preserved, with very few expressly calling for its demolition.” Source
The decision to demolish the Blast furnace was informed by the opinions of ‘just over’ 30 people
Heritage – The history, traditions, buildings and objects that a country or society has had for many years and that are considered an important part of its character
I read this morning that David Walsh had died. He was a great man and will be missed by many. My friend Martyn Hudson Watts wrote these words.
So sad to hear of the passing of Davey Walsh. A socialist, an intellectual and historian, a public transport user and a tribune of the people. And what’s more – a decent and kind man who cared for and had solidarity with everyone around him. He defended and protected working class people. Rest in power Davey.