Make saving the airfield a priority
I QUITE agree with the letter of Peter Watts referring to the closure of Filton Airfield and Concorde.
I myself and I am sure other Bristolians are very, very angry that the airfield is closing.
This has been a vital and very important part of Bristol and the aero industry for so many years. Also for the wings to be able to deliver to Toulouse and taking staff there and employees. I think Staverton Airport does like the competition that will affect them. Filton is far more superior and surely lots of firms could have more there.
I quite agree that the Bristol councillors have dome nothing for Bristol. We are so far behind other cities who have large concert venues; even the skating rink has been closed with their intervention. They could do a lot more to keep this important airfield open instead of building more ugly houses.
With regards to Concorde, I watched 'The Choir' programmes and they went to Manchester and we saw Concorde in a beautiful setting; it made me shamed to be a Bristolian. Surely they could put her in the Brabazon hangar until they build the museum, which has been promised for quite some time.
There is plenty of space in the airfield. It is such a beautiful plane and is slowly rusting and it will be too late soon. I hope the new mayor will make his first priority to stop the airfield from closing.
J Wright (nee Mulholland)