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 user434517 on January 06, 2014 at 05:28PM