Ship could be big asset
11:55am Friday 22nd March 2013 in Letters
IT’S very easy to criticise, and I can be very critical of the way our council runs Newport, but credit where credit is due, Cllr Bright’s work with the Welsh Assembly and the Task Force for Newport is a step forward. Let’s hope that it is action and not hot air that emanates out of Cardiff Bay. And with that step forward, Newport council appear to have some vision beyond the end of its nose.
Although a museum facility for the Newport Ship looks unlikely in the near future, they are not going to pour concrete over the timbers – as they once wanted to do.
The ship is older than the Mary Rose, with links to Warwick the King-maker and maybe Richard III. It has generated international interest and if handled properly, can be used as the vehicle to kick-start Newport as a place to want to visit, thus indirectly helping our traders. Don’t write the ship off.
Richard Lockett Claremont Newport