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David
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David

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Posted - 29 Dec 2008 :  9:29:12 PM Show ProfileSend David a Private Message Reply with Quote
I see that the UK Government is preparing to stop putting forward nominations to the World Heritage site list. I guess this leaves our Arbroath Abbey campaign dead in the water?

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Posted - 30 Dec 2008 :  09:21:10 AM Show Profile Visit Timeshift's HomepageSend Timeshift a Private Message Reply with Quote
While the possible loss of Heritage status could be percieved by many to be yet another blow for the town, I think it important to focus on what we have and improve on that, the Abbey is unchanging and will remain so, contributing to the town as it always has, Quote from Article "I would hope that Arbroath Abbey, and our other national monuments, would see a significant increase in visitors next year" If this were to be the case then I would recomend that we try to improve on the appearance of our High Street, i.e Vacant shops, the run down state of some of the frontages, namely, Nickle and Dime, The Abbeygate Canopy,
William Hill (next to Woolies) and of course Woolworths itself, personal thought, relocate the Hydro,Wimpy,Holland and Barratt and Charity shop to some of the vacant properties, and flatten what I've always thought was an eysore, the building they are now in, and turn that into a Greenland,Sorry If I seem to have gone off topic,I just don't see Heritage Status as being all important, just a nice to have..



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