Museum needed

IN REPLY to Julian R. Powell’s letter on March 12, I can understand what he is saying and why he is saying it. But I cannot agree with him, yes we must move forward, but not at Newport’s historical past, and in particular its maritime past and the river Usk has a long history in maritime work, the Old Town Dock was part of that river. If as much enthusiasm was shown in this, and a maritime museum built on the river band, places of historical interest bring in tourists and that means more money coming into the city and more jobs. But sadly the city planners don’t seem to see that. And also they must save the Newport Ship and also no more retail parks which is killing business in the city centre.

Mr R. K. Rogers Malpas Newport

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7:04pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

Swansea is quite successful with their museum on the Marina there, can't see Newport doing the same frankly. I'm 100% with you on the no more retail parks, how many tin sheds selling food do we need ? Most will end up with no customers as we all switch to shopping on the computer, because we are far too busy doing something or other that doesn't require effort !
Swansea is quite successful with their museum on the Marina there, can't see Newport doing the same frankly. I'm 100% with you on the no more retail parks, how many tin sheds selling food do we need ? Most will end up with no customers as we all switch to shopping on the computer, because we are far too busy doing something or other that doesn't require effort ! Mervyn James
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8:33am Wed 19 Mar 14

Bobevans says...

All this facilities tend to be poorly used and cost millions in subsidies each year. If one can run on a commercial basis fair enough but other wise no. The days of blanket subsidies for everything and anything are over. WE can no longer afford it
All this facilities tend to be poorly used and cost millions in subsidies each year. If one can run on a commercial basis fair enough but other wise no. The days of blanket subsidies for everything and anything are over. WE can no longer afford it Bobevans
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