Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Credit for the 'Pier' Your Say

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Credit for the 'Pier' Your Say

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RE the letter 'A name for the pier' (30.8.12), about the original 500 list, all of them couldn't be published as there were some unfit for publication.

The George Dunning/Sheelagh Clarke Folly was not on the list.

Of course it would be totally unfair to give the credit to any individual politician or group of politicians.

The credit for the Vertical Pier name and the concept of such a structure goes to the young architects.

I have, on many occasions, gone on record to say it was a group of highly professional young architects that won the design competition in 2008.

The democratic process has been applied right through the process, despite political opponents getting cold feet and seeing a political opportunity to go against the tide.

On Mo Mowlam, who I knew very well, she would be very flattered to have three reminders of her great life.

A plaque in the boating lake opposite her old house, the honour of the Freedom of the Borough and, if my choice of Mowlam's Beacon is successful, Mo will have a hat trick of honours bestowed to her memory. …

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