I hope lessons are learned from theft

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Telegraph -

WHILE I am sad­dened to hear of an­other theft at Railworld, I am not sur­prised – con­sid­er­ing how poor the on-site se­cu­rity is.

It is time to ask why the site is so badly pro­tected when they have had about 200 thefts since open­ing in 1993.

Bard­ney Sta­tion was de­mol­ished and given to Railworld about the same time, how­ever, all we can see are mo­bile class­rooms and a pile of bricks.

While I am aware that the char­ity oc­ca­sion­ally an­nounces grandiose schemes, like most rede­vel­op­ment plans in the city, we are left with what looks like a builder’s yard – not the re­spected mu­seum their web­site claims to op­er­ate.

Hav­ing a di­verse range of in­ter­ests means that I visit sev­eral mu­se­ums and gal­leries, of dif­fer­ing lev­els of qual­ity, each year. While Railworld isn’t the worst that I have seen, an ac­co­lade re­served for some­where else that was also founded on in­her­ited wealth, it comes a close sec­ond.

I hope that the char­ity’s trustees will learn lessons from this in­ci­dent and con­sider a sen­si­ble so­lu­tion to site se­cu­rity and an en­hanced vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence. SIMON STABLER

Her­ling­ton Or­ton Mal­borne


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