Concorde by the docks

Plans seem well under way for Concorde to be housed in Filton. This is a magnificent  opportunity missed.

Which sounds better: Come and see Concorde in the heart of Bristol or come and see Concorde north of the runway, next to the newly-built Hayes Way link road, and a short drive from the Cribbs Causeway retail centre?

It should be: come and see the glory of Bristol's aviation history, while enjoying the engineering wonders of Brunel's ss Great Britain and Clifton Suspension Bridge.

You need only look at the huge waste of time, energy and cash spent on finding football grounds - when our two teams could share one stadium - to realise how we squander our finest opportunities to come off second best.

Don't let this happen again with Concorde. Find the land. Make a deal. And build something future generations of Britons and others will thank us for.

 

 

 

 

 

Why the contribution is important

For tourism, jobs and civic and historic pride. Let's build a better Bristol from the past we can be proud of.

by atlynch on January 06, 2014 at 05:28PM

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Comments

  • Posted by conorjh January 07, 2014 at 16:15

    Absolutely; the New York concorde is in the city, by the water, where everyone can see, ours should be too!
  • Posted by EddyKnasel January 08, 2014 at 16:53

    This does seem to make sense to me. Aviation is an important part of Bristol's history - and there is a sense in which the magnificent Concorde is a sort of 20th Century equivalent of the SS Great Britain.
  • Posted by wood January 08, 2014 at 16:58

    Completely agree.
    How many tourists to Bristol go to Filton (with the greatest respect to Filton)?.
    Concorde is an important part of our heritage, thousands of Bristolians worked on it. It should be showcased in a prominent City Centre site, so the Docks are ideal
  • Posted by bkrish January 08, 2014 at 17:54

  • Posted by bwhitlock January 08, 2014 at 20:02

    Keep it in Filton, but include on a tourist bus sightseeing round, so tourists get to see more than just the city centre but some of the rest of what Bristol gas to offer
  • Posted by drmfair January 09, 2014 at 09:44

    One possibility is a facility just north of Temple Meads. There's a lot of derelict/under-used land around Avon Street, Unity Street, the Gardiner Haskins car park. Put the Concorde here, and people can come visit it by train from elsewhere... hopping off at BTM and then taking a short stroll. From here, it's another short stroll to Castle Park and then they're basically in the city centre.
    I agree that if you keep it in Filton, far fewer people will come, and it should be more central and accessible.
  • Posted by monk January 09, 2014 at 15:45

    With greatest respect to Filton it is to far away..
    a great place for it would be somewhere near the M shed
    and SS Great Brittan
  • Posted by JuditheCarr January 12, 2014 at 15:48

    Concorde, as Bristol's most spectacular 'recent' aviation design should be placed where it belongs - in the heart of Bristol where all can view and appreciate it. Its present site is difficult to reach and it is rapidly falling into disrepair as it has no hangarage.
    Judith Carr Jan 12 2014
  • Posted by bkerridge January 14, 2014 at 21:10

    If a suitable site could be found within the heart of the city, I think it would be an excellent idea to provide another tourist and educational draw.
  • Posted by bristophile January 17, 2014 at 14:39

    I have always thought how splendid Concorde would look near the Neptune statue.
  • Posted by bristolpat January 21, 2014 at 09:49

    This is a really good idea. Let's put Concorde where people will actually see it......
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