...BUT NOT FOR THE EDITOR
Sir, What ignorant journalism in the Editor’s Comment (September). It is a vicious attack on urban youth. The editor should be ashamed of himself. His fourth paragraph is a disgraceful summing up of urban youth.
Do all youth in rural areas have extensive knowledge of urban life - industry, commerce, manufacturing, transport, banking, university research, specialist hospitals, all of which are important to urban and city dweller equally?
As Peter Baxendale, a contributor to Feedback in the September issue states: “Life EDITOR’S NOTE: Regular readers will know that my words are very often tonguein-cheek and should not always be taken seriously. I do, however, note your point about the value of two-way education. in the Cotswolds can be a little insular at times”. I did not expect the editor to be so biased in his comments on urban youth.
I am a Herefordshire girl who moved to the city for her training and career,and who now lives in retirement in Worcestershire. (our area is covered by Cotswold Life).
I applaud both urban and rural youth. Let us educate and encourage all of them, and cease to condemn any of them. EG Shepherd Disappointed Worcestershire retiree