Have your say: Let's protect our heritage
I WONDER how many other people of Wales have laboured under the apparent illusion that Cadw were in existence to protect and preserve our ancient monuments and buildings — our heritage.
Apparently, not, according to our two local AMs who are also tellingly sitting councillors (Post, August 15).
So why are quango, Cadw, in existence? All useful suggestions considered. It would also appear that the two councillors, who are presumably elected to represent us and look after our best interests, are self appointed demolishers of our city's ancient and listed architecture which has seen better days.
What qualifications do these councillors claim which entitles them to decide the destruction of such buildings or monuments with ancient roots which are part of Swansea's history?
Other towns and cities treat their historic buildings with more reverence, erecting blue plaques to emphasise the building's importance. This may not do much to preserve the fabric, it does, however, drive home its historic importance. Would it be possible to invite craftsmen and artisans across the city and area to offer their expertise and perhaps recruit labour in the pursuit of restoring some of our sad looking listed stock.
Please don't destroy these irreplaceable memories.
R O Nicholls