Bri­gus po­ten­tial un­tapped

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Dear edi­tor,

Ef­forts should be made to de­velop Bri­gus into the tourist des­ti­na­tion that it can be. Un­for­tu­nately, about 90 per cent of Bri­gus’s great his­tory is not made known to tourists.

John Lea­mon re­searched and wrote a great book on the his­tory of Bri­gus en­ti­tled Bri­gus: Past Glory, Present Splen­dour in 1998. The chal­lenge for us now is to get the great his­tory of Bri­gus made known to tourists.

I feel that out­door in­ter­pre­ta­tion pan­els — sto­ry­boards or pic­ture boards — placed through­out Bri­gus could help solve this prob­lem. Bri­gus is a com­mu­nity that tourists and vis­i­tors love to walk through. If only there were in­ter­pre­ta­tion pan­els placed through­out the com­mu­nity where tourists and vis­i­tors could see and read about the great his­tory of this com­mu­nity.

The Rooms pro­vin­cial archives has a col­lec­tion of old Bri­gus pho­tos. Me­mo­rial Uni­ver­sity has a col­lec­tion. Then there is the A.C. Hunter Li­brary col­lec­tion. If only we can get those pho­tos copied and placed on in­ter­pre­ta­tion pan­els and placed through­out the com­mu­nity.

Fi­nally, in clos­ing, if Bri­gus was sit­u­ated any­where else in the world, it would have been de­vel­oped into a ma­jor tourist des­ti­na­tion like Lunen­burg, N.S., which draws hun­dreds of thou­sands of tourists each year. Wil­liam Pomeroy


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