Shame she has been left to rot
BBC 2 showed an episode of Gareth Malone's The Choir – Sing While You Work, based at Manchester airport.
At the end of the episode the staff choir performed in the Concorde hangar. It was a conference centre purpose built for hospitality events and visitor tours, with Manchester based Concorde taking pride of place and looking immaculate and well looked after.
Why is it that Bristol, the 'home' of Concorde, has still got our Concorde sitting out on the tarmac going to wrack and ruin? Even a small Caribbean island like Barbados has got a Concorde that is taken care of and protected in its own hangar and visitor centre.
Whenever you drive out to the Mall at Cribbs Causeway you can see Concorde sitting on the tarmac as if it has been dumped there. It looks totally uncared for and unwanted. How sad that an icon of Bristol and something that all Bristolians were proud of has been left to rot.
The council, Airbus and all officials concerned should be ashamed, it's about time they stopped talking about the air museum and actually did something about it, after all it has been nine years since the last flight.
If they don't know what to do and how to go about it may I suggest that they speak to Manchester airport or possibly Barbados.
I JUST watched Gareth Malone with the choir from Manchester airport. What a disgrace for Bristol.
There is a Concorde in a fantastic hangar, gleaming and shining. Where is ours? Stuck on a runway in all winds and weather looking rather dejected at Filton airfield and we are the city that is the home of Concorde. where is our pride in this most fantastic aircraft?