Slow but sure restoration

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MBI Coun Shirley Burns is wrong (Is Gardens a bottomless pit? March 2).

The Winter Gardens is being restored. The process is slow but sure and is entirely due to the tireless fund raising and volunteer labour of the Friends.

Coun Burns might well wish to see the money raised used to fund a brand new building but she didn’t raise the money, we did. And as such we will use it to bring an important part of England’s heritage back into use and able to play its proper part in Morecambe’s regeneration.

If Coun Burns wishes to see a memorial to the people lost in the bay all she has to do is attract support for the idea and raise the funds to implement it. I don’t imagine anyone will wish to stop her.

John Bates

Hon Sec

Winter Gardens Preservation Trust.