Glimpse of the future?

Date: Friday 14th September 2018

Sir, Many years ago I visited the annual exhibition of Penrith Art Club and noticed a small sketch or painting of the future appearance of Penrith Beacon in the 21st Century.

It was covered top to toe with “little ticky-tacky boxes all looking just the same” as in the Pete Seeger song of the same name. How prophetic in view of the newly released Penrith masterplan.

My only regret is I didn’t buy it. A pity, as I could have added it to my extensive collection of ephemera relating to another controversial Eden District Council project, which also includes a pencil giveaway inscribed with “A Vision for Penrith”. That vision was New Squares.

Just wonder if it is worth depositing in our local museum, as it must be a collector’s item nowadays. Yours etc,


Castle Hill Road, Penrith.