ARGUS COMMENT: Time is of the essence for Newport Chartist memorial

South Wales Argus: ARGUS COMMENT: Time is of the essence for Newport Chartist memorial ARGUS COMMENT: Time is of the essence for Newport Chartist memorial

THE FURORE surrounding the destruction of the Chartist Mural in Newport seems so long ago now, so quiet has it all gone since then.

In the wake of the controversial demolition and once the dust had settled on the criticism of the council, there were a lot of things talked about.

From how much the city council was offering to contribute to kick-start an appeal to create a new memorial, to the exploration of exciting ways to mark the 175th anniversary of the Chartist march on Newport and how best to harness the passion of Hollywood actor Michael Sheen who was very vocal in his criticism of the council's actions at the time.

But then it all went very quiet.

So we welcome wholeheartedly today's announcement of the first three members of the commission, the creation of which was promised towards the end of last year.

Assembly Presiding officer Dame Rosemary Butler, former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and chairman of the Chartist anniversary committee in Newport, Pat Drewett have all accepted invitations to form a commission. All excellent candidates.

If we have one slight concern though it is about the timescale involved.

Time is of the essence.

We are now already well into February and with the 175th anniversary just nine months away, the commission will really have its work cut out to create an memorable event to mark this major chapter in Newport's history.

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5:42pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay says...

There is of course the meeting, to discuss ideas for a replacement memorial to the Chartists, being held tonight, Thursday 13 February 2014, at the Newport Civic Centre, organized by the Newport Civic Society, at 19:30 hrs to 21:00 hrs.

See South Wales Argus article, “Chance to share ideas for Newport Chartist memorial”, 10:59am Wednesday 29th January 2014, at link :

http://www.southwale
sargus.co.uk/news/10
970860.Chance_to_sha
re_ideas_for_Newport
_Chartist_memorial/?
ref=rss

Or maybe easier to just Google the following :


Chance to share ideas for Newport Chartist memorial


Don’t add any more information, like “South Wales Argus” or even just “Argus” when inputting into Google; that will just complicate matters and confuse the search engine.
There is of course the meeting, to discuss ideas for a replacement memorial to the Chartists, being held tonight, Thursday 13 February 2014, at the Newport Civic Centre, organized by the Newport Civic Society, at 19:30 hrs to 21:00 hrs. See South Wales Argus article, “Chance to share ideas for Newport Chartist memorial”, 10:59am Wednesday 29th January 2014, at link : http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/10 970860.Chance_to_sha re_ideas_for_Newport _Chartist_memorial/? ref=rss Or maybe easier to just Google the following : Chance to share ideas for Newport Chartist memorial Don’t add any more information, like “South Wales Argus” or even just “Argus” when inputting into Google; that will just complicate matters and confuse the search engine. Ian (Mac) MacKinlay

8:02pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Jonnytrouble says...

Ian (Mac) MacKinlay wrote:
There is of course the meeting, to discuss ideas for a replacement memorial to the Chartists, being held tonight, Thursday 13 February 2014, at the Newport Civic Centre, organized by the Newport Civic Society, at 19:30 hrs to 21:00 hrs.

See South Wales Argus article, “Chance to share ideas for Newport Chartist memorial”, 10:59am Wednesday 29th January 2014, at link :

http://www.southwale

sargus.co.uk/news/10

970860.Chance_to_sha

re_ideas_for_Newport

_Chartist_memorial/?

ref=rss

Or maybe easier to just Google the following :


Chance to share ideas for Newport Chartist memorial


Don’t add any more information, like “South Wales Argus” or even just “Argus” when inputting into Google; that will just complicate matters and confuse the search engine.
Maybe the SWA would care to update us all in tomorrows paper ?
[quote][p][bold]Ian (Mac) MacKinlay[/bold] wrote: There is of course the meeting, to discuss ideas for a replacement memorial to the Chartists, being held tonight, Thursday 13 February 2014, at the Newport Civic Centre, organized by the Newport Civic Society, at 19:30 hrs to 21:00 hrs. See South Wales Argus article, “Chance to share ideas for Newport Chartist memorial”, 10:59am Wednesday 29th January 2014, at link : http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/10 970860.Chance_to_sha re_ideas_for_Newport _Chartist_memorial/? ref=rss Or maybe easier to just Google the following : Chance to share ideas for Newport Chartist memorial Don’t add any more information, like “South Wales Argus” or even just “Argus” when inputting into Google; that will just complicate matters and confuse the search engine.[/p][/quote]Maybe the SWA would care to update us all in tomorrows paper ? Jonnytrouble

9:51pm Thu 13 Feb 14

WelshAnn says...

Gone but not forgotten. Still no answer. Where is the mural? SWA 10 Oct 2013 ' The council has confirmed that the mural rubble is in a safe location while IT decides what to do with it.
Gone but not forgotten. Still no answer. Where is the mural? SWA 10 Oct 2013 ' The council has confirmed that the mural rubble is in a safe location while IT decides what to do with it. WelshAnn

9:59pm Thu 13 Feb 14

WelshAnn says...

Gone but not forgotten. Where is the mural now,? SWA 10 Oct 2013 'The council has confirmed that the mural rubble is in a safe location while IT decides what to do with it.'
Gone but not forgotten. Where is the mural now,? SWA 10 Oct 2013 'The council has confirmed that the mural rubble is in a safe location while IT decides what to do with it.' WelshAnn

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