A Student of History

December 1, 2006

Well, well, well…..

Filed under: Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 10:39 pm

As reported in a local paper (and on its site) the folks in Shakespeare’s home town, Stratford-on-Avon, are quite upset with a national drug store chain for ignoring the town’s historic past.

“MEMBERS of Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council and the Stratford Society reacted in anger to news this week that national chemist Superdrug filled in a medieval well at their new High Street shop without consultation.”

They should see what Walmart does over here on this side of the pond.  Actually, the folks there need look no farther than Stonehenge, or the Hill of Tara in Ireland, to see what “progress” means, even to the point of sacrificing the valuable tourist industry.  Will it all look like this one day?

Fundraising Dinner at Drimnagh Castle March 24

The rest of the brief article is here.


1 Comment »

  1. Love the big M but where’s the car park?
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    Comment by sarsen56 — April 22, 2008 @ 8:50 am | Reply

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