NO NEED TO ‘SEX UP’ HISTORICAL DISPLAY
The recent rejection by the HLF of the NRM’s proposed £50 million revamp (or ‘Masterplan’, as it was termed) may indeed be a hammer blow to those in charge at the York museum, but there will, I suggest, be very little gnashing of teeth within the enthusiast community, and most of the general public probably couldn’t care less! Railway enthusiasts have, almost universally, been less than impressed by the plans, which appeared to be aimed at changing the museum into some kind of Disney attraction or a seaside arcade.
Perhaps we can get back to the NRM’s 1975 roots and see a sensible and historical display of the history of Britain’s railways. Surely the locomotives should be taking centre stage, and while it seems to be the ‘in thing’ to ‘sex’ everything up these days, there is no need for such nonsense in a serious historical transport museum.
Ian McCart, Tollerton, York
THE CHANNEL ISLANDS DO NOT DENY THE OCCUPATION, BUT I DON’T THINK THEY WOULD WELCOME SOMEONE IN A GERMAN UNIFORM MARCHING ALONG THEIR STREETS