Spitfire tribute plan approved

Spitfire tribute plan approved

SPITFIRE CREW: From left – Cllr John Hannides, Port Director Doug Morrison, Alan Jones and businessman Patrick Trant. Echo picture by Malcolm Nether

The view from across Southampton Water of the proposed memorial.

First published in Royal Pier & Casino Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Feature Writer

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NEW York has the Statue of Liberty, Portsmouth has the Spinnaker Tower – now Southampton will at last have its own iconic waterfront landmark.

The Daily Echo can today reveal that an enormous tribute to the Spitfire will rise up at Town Quay.

Swooping in the sky, the distinctive shape that made the Second World War aircraft instantly recognisable will be visible from vantage points throughout the city and across Southampton Water at Hythe.

Towering 180ft over the waterfront skyline with a wingspan of 110ft – three times the size of the legendary fighter plane – the stainless steel structure is set to become one of Britain’s most famous landmarks.

Associated British Ports (ABP), which owns Town Quay, has backed the ambitious £1.5m plans drawn up by the Spitfire Tribute Foundation.

Port director Doug Morrison yesterday told the Daily Echo it was the perfect location.

“It would be the iconic building that Southampton needs and we need to recognise what RJ Mitchell did and the role the Spitfire played in the Second World War,” he said.

Conservative councillor John Hannides, the Spitfire Tribute Foundation chairman, approached ABP with the proposal after scouring the city for a suitable location.

The Cabinet member for leisure, culture and heritage said Town Quay would allow residents and tourists to see the Spitfire “in all its glory”.

“This is a momentous decision taken by ABP and I would like to particularly extend my thanks to Doug Morrison for championing this proposal,” Cllr Hannides said.

Campaigner and Solent Sky Museum curator Alan Jones said: “This is going to go all over the world. Whenever you pick up a brochure on Southampton this aeroplane is going to be on the front of it.”

It is the latest boost to the Daily Echo’s campaign for a tribute to the Spitfire and the men and women who built and flew it, after Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave his public backing in the summer.

Designed by renowned British sculptor Kenneth Potts, the wire-mesh styled Spitfire will be held aloft by three pylons. Standing 25ft taller than the Civic Centre clock tower, lights projected at night on to the sculpture will illuminate the Spitfire in its numerous battle liveries.

The artist said: “Two or three sites were proposed.

I looked all over the city, but my conclusion was the Town Quay was the most emotionally suitable spot.

It needs to be in the town and people need to be able to approach it.

“This will be Southampton’s equivalent of New York’s Statue of Liberty and it could be a catalyst to develop the waterfront.”

A second phase of the project could also see the construction of a pavilion that would tell the story of RJ Mitchell and the Spitfire.

A full feasibility will now be carried out, including the testing of a scale model in a wind tunnel and detailed research into the construction.

The foundation has so far raised £30,000 from sponsors and the city council has committed £70,000.

An international fundraising drive will be launched to raise the remaining estimated £1.5m so Southampton taxpayers’ will not be charged.

Daily Echo: The proposed Spitfire tribute on the end of the Town Quay

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10:15am Sat 15 Nov 08

moominpapa says...

Oh great place for it, everyone will be able to see that from the road wont they.how much of a back hander did the council pay/receive for that one.
Oh great place for it, everyone will be able to see that from the road wont they.how much of a back hander did the council pay/receive for that one. moominpapa
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10:29am Sat 15 Nov 08

Boris Remmington says...

Rather than flash its undercarriage
to those Ocean Liner Tourists..how about spending the money on cleaning up areas of the city.
Rather than flash its undercarriage to those Ocean Liner Tourists..how about spending the money on cleaning up areas of the city. Boris Remmington
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10:38am Sat 15 Nov 08

OSPREYSAINT says...

If it is to be the Town Quay, how about cleaning up the whole of the area between Mayflower Park, the remains of the Royal Pier and create a Promenade area to cover the whole area, with a few facilities, Cafe, Loo, Souvenir Shops, e.t.c. Not too elaborate or expensive, simple and functional. Perhaps a small Museum building with the S6B and a Spitfire in it?
Plus a better Terminal facility for Red Funnel?
If it is to be the Town Quay, how about cleaning up the whole of the area between Mayflower Park, the remains of the Royal Pier and create a Promenade area to cover the whole area, with a few facilities, Cafe, Loo, Souvenir Shops, e.t.c. Not too elaborate or expensive, simple and functional. Perhaps a small Museum building with the S6B and a Spitfire in it? Plus a better Terminal facility for Red Funnel? OSPREYSAINT
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10:47am Sat 15 Nov 08

hulla baloo says...

I cannot see a mention of who will be paying for it, so where will the final bill lie?
Maybe, if ABP has backed plans to have it sited their, they ought to pay for it.
After all, it will only be seen by the majority of their customers.
This will allow the rest of Southampton to do their own, and place in a more suitable location.
I cannot see a mention of who will be paying for it, so where will the final bill lie? Maybe, if ABP has backed plans to have it sited their, they ought to pay for it. After all, it will only be seen by the majority of their customers. This will allow the rest of Southampton to do their own, and place in a more suitable location. hulla baloo
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10:51am Sat 15 Nov 08

southy says...

oh nice remind me not to park near there when theres winds over 60mph
oh nice remind me not to park near there when theres winds over 60mph southy
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10:57am Sat 15 Nov 08

UTS says...

Already one at Eastleigh so i see this as pointless.
Already one at Eastleigh so i see this as pointless. UTS
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10:59am Sat 15 Nov 08

sotondaz says...

if this is going to happen then Town Quay needs cleaning up, so does the Royal Pier - not the most attracted areas in Southampton. some nice bars, restaurants, maybe an arcade & a fair would be great too. NO MORE FLATS!!!
if this is going to happen then Town Quay needs cleaning up, so does the Royal Pier - not the most attracted areas in Southampton. some nice bars, restaurants, maybe an arcade & a fair would be great too. NO MORE FLATS!!! sotondaz
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11:17am Sat 15 Nov 08

thesaint says...

what rubbish how can they compare a cheap option of 3 poles with a spitfire stuck on top ,with the statue of liberty,angel of the north and Spinnaker Tower.
its a embarrassment on a prime site,how about something with imagination for a change like the spirit of the south,welcoming people to the city and with a view of the sea
what rubbish how can they compare a cheap option of 3 poles with a spitfire stuck on top ,with the statue of liberty,angel of the north and Spinnaker Tower. its a embarrassment on a prime site,how about something with imagination for a change like the spirit of the south,welcoming people to the city and with a view of the sea thesaint
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11:21am Sat 15 Nov 08

D.a.v.e says...

UTS wrote:
Already one at Eastleigh so i see this as pointless.
I agree, What is the point of another one?
How about moving the one at Eastleigh onto the roundabout by mayflower park and spend the money refurbishing the old pier?
[quote][p][bold]UTS[/bold] wrote: Already one at Eastleigh so i see this as pointless.[/p][/quote]I agree, What is the point of another one? How about moving the one at Eastleigh onto the roundabout by mayflower park and spend the money refurbishing the old pier? D.a.v.e
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11:30am Sat 15 Nov 08

King Mush says...

Why not renovate a few old Spitfires, Lancaster bombers then go and attack Pompey?
Why not renovate a few old Spitfires, Lancaster bombers then go and attack Pompey? King Mush
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12:10pm Sat 15 Nov 08

southy says...

thesaint wrote:
what rubbish how can they compare a cheap option of 3 poles with a spitfire stuck on top ,with the statue of liberty,angel of the north and Spinnaker Tower.
its a embarrassment on a prime site,how about something with imagination for a change like the spirit of the south,welcoming people to the city and with a view of the sea
i agree the best thing i can think of is a suspension bridge across southampton water, some thing like the golden gates bridge in california.and maybe put a spitfire inbetween the anchor towers.
[quote][p][bold]thesaint[/bold] wrote: what rubbish how can they compare a cheap option of 3 poles with a spitfire stuck on top ,with the statue of liberty,angel of the north and Spinnaker Tower. its a embarrassment on a prime site,how about something with imagination for a change like the spirit of the south,welcoming people to the city and with a view of the sea [/p][/quote]i agree the best thing i can think of is a suspension bridge across southampton water, some thing like the golden gates bridge in california.and maybe put a spitfire inbetween the anchor towers. southy
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12:12pm Sat 15 Nov 08

beaudog says...

Can anyone detail a bit more where this where this will be seen? Are there any artists impressions anywhere? I can't really get a sense of the impact from the facts given.
..and sadly, I find the image of a plane built for war to be sinister, not celebratory. But maybe that's just me.....
Can anyone detail a bit more where this where this will be seen? Are there any artists impressions anywhere? I can't really get a sense of the impact from the facts given. ..and sadly, I find the image of a plane built for war to be sinister, not celebratory. But maybe that's just me..... beaudog
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12:34pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Dr Alimantado says...

I'm on the fence with this idea BUT the three poles makes it look like such a bodge job. Doesn't look right at all. I hope the image shown is not the final design.

Need to have something more solid swirling up to act as the base of the plane...kind of like the shaft on the world cup?
I'm on the fence with this idea BUT the three poles makes it look like such a bodge job. Doesn't look right at all. I hope the image shown is not the final design. Need to have something more solid swirling up to act as the base of the plane...kind of like the shaft on the world cup? Dr Alimantado
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12:42pm Sat 15 Nov 08

johnm says...

Portsmouth's getting an ice rink
Portsmouth's getting an ice rink johnm
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1:25pm Sat 15 Nov 08

OSPREYSAINT says...

Dr A

The Spitfire was no where near as sinister as the Nazi's it helped to defeat! The celebration is about the peace it created plus the brilliance of British design and engineering, (which sadly is no longer with us to any great extent), especially Southamptons involvement. As a wow factor pretty small beer, but better than nothing considering the current financial situation.
Dr A The Spitfire was no where near as sinister as the Nazi's it helped to defeat! The celebration is about the peace it created plus the brilliance of British design and engineering, (which sadly is no longer with us to any great extent), especially Southamptons involvement. As a wow factor pretty small beer, but better than nothing considering the current financial situation. OSPREYSAINT
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1:37pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Northamboy says...

Well done an excellent idea for Southampton but not on town quay. It should be on the top of the Itchen bridge after being renamed the Spitfire bridge. Its where the Spitfire was designed and built. If its going to be done lets do it right first time.
Well done an excellent idea for Southampton but not on town quay. It should be on the top of the Itchen bridge after being renamed the Spitfire bridge. Its where the Spitfire was designed and built. If its going to be done lets do it right first time. Northamboy
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2:03pm Sat 15 Nov 08

hulla baloo says...

Hmm.

Putting a cynical hat on, and considering the way our country is currently going, I wonder when the PC brigade will put a stop to it.
It seems we are not allowed to celebrate anything anymore.
Look at all the Germans we may offend.
And if I recall correctly, the 200 year celebration of the Battle of Trafalgar was dumbed down for fear of upsetting the French.
Hmm. Putting a cynical hat on, and considering the way our country is currently going, I wonder when the PC brigade will put a stop to it. It seems we are not allowed to celebrate anything anymore. Look at all the Germans we may offend. And if I recall correctly, the 200 year celebration of the Battle of Trafalgar was dumbed down for fear of upsetting the French. hulla baloo
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2:15pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Bright Spark says...

Can't even say Fokke on here without it being deleted :(
Can't even say Fokke on here without it being deleted :( Bright Spark
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2:19pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Bright Spark says...

... and I still want to know why the QE2 is in the background!
... and I still want to know why the QE2 is in the background! Bright Spark
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2:29pm Sat 15 Nov 08

hulla baloo says...

Bright Spark wrote:
... and I still want to know why the QE2 is in the background!
Maybe we bought it on the quiet and are trying to hide it.
[quote][p][bold]Bright Spark[/bold] wrote: ... and I still want to know why the QE2 is in the background![/p][/quote]Maybe we bought it on the quiet and are trying to hide it. hulla baloo
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2:36pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Lone Ranger says...

An absolute joke. Nice piece of work for ABP but sweet fa for the residents and REAL visitors to Southampton. Seen only from the sea what a waste of time and money. Put it where we can all see it and enjoy it. No wonder they kept its location a secret. It makes ABP look good but what do they do for the waterfront except reject most commercial developements. Can someone make a decision that is of benfit to the WHOLE CITY
An absolute joke. Nice piece of work for ABP but sweet fa for the residents and REAL visitors to Southampton. Seen only from the sea what a waste of time and money. Put it where we can all see it and enjoy it. No wonder they kept its location a secret. It makes ABP look good but what do they do for the waterfront except reject most commercial developements. Can someone make a decision that is of benfit to the WHOLE CITY Lone Ranger
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2:44pm Sat 15 Nov 08

King Mush says...

johnm wrote:
Portsmouth's getting an ice rink
Why not? Suits the Skates.
[quote][p][bold]johnm[/bold] wrote: Portsmouth's getting an ice rink[/p][/quote]Why not? Suits the Skates. King Mush
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3:08pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Boris Remmington says...

"I'm on the fence with this idea BUT the three poles makes it look like such a bodge job"

Blaming our hard working EU guests again
"I'm on the fence with this idea BUT the three poles makes it look like such a bodge job" Blaming our hard working EU guests again Boris Remmington
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3:22pm Sat 15 Nov 08

obelisker says...

Apart from the visiting ships who the hell else is going to see it stuck down Town Quay aside from fishermen and doggers (the two are not mutually exclusive). Surely Above Bar or Guildhall Square would be better for all to see?
Apart from the visiting ships who the hell else is going to see it stuck down Town Quay aside from fishermen and doggers (the two are not mutually exclusive). Surely Above Bar or Guildhall Square would be better for all to see? obelisker
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3:25pm Sat 15 Nov 08

UTS says...

You would of thought that there would be a 'shipping' theme rather than a spitfire.
You would of thought that there would be a 'shipping' theme rather than a spitfire. UTS
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3:50pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Eve M says...

The Spitfire won't be any competition to the Spinnaker Tower because it won't generate an income to help pay for itself. For several years now the end of Town Quay has been fenced off because ABP said it's not safe enough for people to sit and watch the shipping go up and down Southampton Water, although I couldn't help noticing that cars could still park on the quay and pay for the privilage. I'm sure the Spitfire pilots from WW2 would much rather the money was spent on renovationg the names on the cenotaph. Eve M
The Spitfire won't be any competition to the Spinnaker Tower because it won't generate an income to help pay for itself. For several years now the end of Town Quay has been fenced off because ABP said it's not safe enough for people to sit and watch the shipping go up and down Southampton Water, although I couldn't help noticing that cars could still park on the quay and pay for the privilage. I'm sure the Spitfire pilots from WW2 would much rather the money was spent on renovationg the names on the cenotaph. Eve M Eve M
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4:00pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Dr Alimantado says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Dr A The Spitfire was no where near as sinister as the Nazi's it helped to defeat! The celebration is about the peace it created plus the brilliance of British design and engineering, (which sadly is no longer with us to any great extent), especially Southamptons involvement. As a wow factor pretty small beer, but better than nothing considering the current financial situation.
thanks but I didn't say anything about sinister
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Dr A The Spitfire was no where near as sinister as the Nazi's it helped to defeat! The celebration is about the peace it created plus the brilliance of British design and engineering, (which sadly is no longer with us to any great extent), especially Southamptons involvement. As a wow factor pretty small beer, but better than nothing considering the current financial situation.[/p][/quote]thanks but I didn't say anything about sinister Dr Alimantado
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5:52pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Sly Stallone says...

Huh! I think Brite Sparks idea from a long time back, that the spitfire should have a propellorator that is also a wind turbine is an innov inovativ innavas invasi ... a good idea.
Huh! I think Brite Sparks idea from a long time back, that the spitfire should have a propellorator that is also a wind turbine is an innov inovativ innavas invasi ... a good idea. Sly Stallone
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7:23pm Sat 15 Nov 08

OSPREYSAINT says...

Yes sorry Dr A it was the previous message from beaudog that mentioned sinister, I apologise. The whole point of putting it there at the Town Quay is to attract people to the area, if done properly there would be plenty of people to see it. I suspect it will become another Ocean Village fiasco or die a death before it starts.
Yes sorry Dr A it was the previous message from beaudog that mentioned sinister, I apologise. The whole point of putting it there at the Town Quay is to attract people to the area, if done properly there would be plenty of people to see it. I suspect it will become another Ocean Village fiasco or die a death before it starts. OSPREYSAINT
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7:28pm Sat 15 Nov 08

obelisker says...

Sly Stallone wrote:
Huh! I think Brite Sparks idea from a long time back, that the spitfire should have a propellorator that is also a wind turbine is an innov inovativ innavas invasi ... a good idea.
Yea, if they build a Spitfire to the scale of the Spruce Goose it might provide enough power for say a....torch....'Drawi
ng Board' and 'back to' springs to mind.
[quote][p][bold]Sly Stallone[/bold] wrote: Huh! I think Brite Sparks idea from a long time back, that the spitfire should have a propellorator that is also a wind turbine is an innov inovativ innavas invasi ... a good idea.[/p][/quote]Yea, if they build a Spitfire to the scale of the Spruce Goose it might provide enough power for say a....torch....'Drawi ng Board' and 'back to' springs to mind. obelisker
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9:34pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Rob444 says...

Were the people of Southampton involved in this decision?

A wind turbine would be more beneficial and carry a message.

No doubt this is some dignitary's idea of achieving fame.
Were the people of Southampton involved in this decision? A wind turbine would be more beneficial and carry a message. No doubt this is some dignitary's idea of achieving fame. Rob444
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12:25am Sun 16 Nov 08

Vonnie says...

What an absolute waste of money. I am not against the Spitfire being commemorated in some way, but if this sort of money is available, it would be far better spent on renovating the names on the Cenotaph, on repairing and reopening historic buildings like Gods House Tower, Bargate, Tudor House, Wool House, Tudor Merchants Hall,etc. and cleaning up the mess that is the Waterfront, rather than on this peice of Mechano.
Unlike the Spinnaker this monstrosity will never pay for itself or be of any benefit to the trade of Southampton.
As an advert for Southampton, hmmmm!
What an absolute waste of money. I am not against the Spitfire being commemorated in some way, but if this sort of money is available, it would be far better spent on renovating the names on the Cenotaph, on repairing and reopening historic buildings like Gods House Tower, Bargate, Tudor House, Wool House, Tudor Merchants Hall,etc. and cleaning up the mess that is the Waterfront, rather than on this peice of Mechano. Unlike the Spinnaker this monstrosity will never pay for itself or be of any benefit to the trade of Southampton. As an advert for Southampton, hmmmm! Vonnie
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8:29am Sun 16 Nov 08

sotonbusdriver says...

MORE TAXPAYERS MONEY WASTED.
The money would be better spent on improving bus links, promoting the old walls, but more importantly getting rid of DRUGS DEALERS
MORE TAXPAYERS MONEY WASTED. The money would be better spent on improving bus links, promoting the old walls, but more importantly getting rid of DRUGS DEALERS sotonbusdriver
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8:42am Sun 16 Nov 08

SpinDr says...

Town Quay is a disgrace. The bars and restaurants have closed, the marina is a shambles and the whole area is scruffy and dirty. Is the Spitfire going to transform what is an eyesore…Where is the forward thinking here, who, apart from those on the water will have be able to see the Spitfire…

Also, does this form part of the Kilmartin waterfront strategy and consultation? I thought that the council had consultants examining how to develop the royal pier waterfront
Town Quay is a disgrace. The bars and restaurants have closed, the marina is a shambles and the whole area is scruffy and dirty. Is the Spitfire going to transform what is an eyesore…Where is the forward thinking here, who, apart from those on the water will have be able to see the Spitfire… Also, does this form part of the Kilmartin waterfront strategy and consultation? I thought that the council had consultants examining how to develop the royal pier waterfront SpinDr
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9:38am Sun 16 Nov 08

beaudog says...

I guess the sculpture puts the port on the map for the cruise trade (ABPs primary reason to be involved) - we should turn the City's attention to maximising that economic benefit of that trade (currently under developed) and not look to businesses to cdeliver our art/culture. That will never work!
I guess the sculpture puts the port on the map for the cruise trade (ABPs primary reason to be involved) - we should turn the City's attention to maximising that economic benefit of that trade (currently under developed) and not look to businesses to cdeliver our art/culture. That will never work! beaudog
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10:35am Sun 16 Nov 08

southy says...

the problem is southampton is no longer for the local people,the council is trying o get people from out side of southampton to come here for one day or long term, and have been putting them before the locals when it should be the other way round,when will the council learn put it local first and there needs before vistors,southampton is not a tourist city and very unlikey to become one
the problem is southampton is no longer for the local people,the council is trying o get people from out side of southampton to come here for one day or long term, and have been putting them before the locals when it should be the other way round,when will the council learn put it local first and there needs before vistors,southampton is not a tourist city and very unlikey to become one southy
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1:55pm Sun 16 Nov 08

thesaint says...

obelisker wrote:
Apart from the visiting ships who the hell else is going to see it stuck down Town Quay aside from fishermen and doggers (the two are not mutually exclusive). Surely Above Bar or Guildhall Square would be better for all to see?
who would want to see that,take them to eastleigh roundabout.its a cheap option again.
[quote][p][bold]obelisker[/bold] wrote: Apart from the visiting ships who the hell else is going to see it stuck down Town Quay aside from fishermen and doggers (the two are not mutually exclusive). Surely Above Bar or Guildhall Square would be better for all to see? [/p][/quote]who would want to see that,take them to eastleigh roundabout.its a cheap option again. thesaint
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2:55pm Sun 16 Nov 08

Vonnie says...

beaudog wrote:
I guess the sculpture puts the port on the map for the cruise trade (ABPs primary reason to be involved) - we should turn the City's attention to maximising that economic benefit of that trade (currently under developed) and not look to businesses to cdeliver our art/culture. That will never work!
What economic benefit? Most cruise passengers see nothing of, and spend nothing in, Southampton. The turnround times are very short and most of the organised trips from arriving ships are to the New Forest, to Romsey, and Winchester or Salisbury. Watch the coaches leave. Those places are where passengers spend their money.
Boarding passengers, in the main, come down on the day, straight to the ship, and equally spend no time or money in Southampton, other than maybe a quick cup of coffee or a meal. Those going home just want to get there as soon as possible.
I live in Southampton and am fed up with residents being second on the list for improvements of any sort.
If we want a proper tourist economy to help provide those improvements then the things that should be promoted and maintained are those things that are already here, some of which I mentioned in my previous message.
Southampton's long and varied history back to Saxon times and before,(not just the Titanic),if promoted properly, would attract local tourists as well as those from afar.
Sticking an expensive sculpture on the end of a grotty Town Quay will not.
[quote][p][bold]beaudog[/bold] wrote: I guess the sculpture puts the port on the map for the cruise trade (ABPs primary reason to be involved) - we should turn the City's attention to maximising that economic benefit of that trade (currently under developed) and not look to businesses to cdeliver our art/culture. That will never work! [/p][/quote]What economic benefit? Most cruise passengers see nothing of, and spend nothing in, Southampton. The turnround times are very short and most of the organised trips from arriving ships are to the New Forest, to Romsey, and Winchester or Salisbury. Watch the coaches leave. Those places are where passengers spend their money. Boarding passengers, in the main, come down on the day, straight to the ship, and equally spend no time or money in Southampton, other than maybe a quick cup of coffee or a meal. Those going home just want to get there as soon as possible. I live in Southampton and am fed up with residents being second on the list for improvements of any sort. If we want a proper tourist economy to help provide those improvements then the things that should be promoted and maintained are those things that are already here, some of which I mentioned in my previous message. Southampton's long and varied history back to Saxon times and before,(not just the Titanic),if promoted properly, would attract local tourists as well as those from afar. Sticking an expensive sculpture on the end of a grotty Town Quay will not. Vonnie
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4:23pm Sun 16 Nov 08

baz1 says...

looks terrible just like most of southampton.
looks terrible just like most of southampton. baz1
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9:45pm Sun 16 Nov 08

ex so'ton says...

Another pi (sic) in the sky feature that is, in the present financial climate unlikely to take off. Pi? the arguments keep on going round and round and getting nowhere, all our lifes a circle. Time to tidy up the whole seedy area and make a proper Promenade of it with appropriate attractions added, even a few hardy palm trees dotted about would make it presentable.
Another pi (sic) in the sky feature that is, in the present financial climate unlikely to take off. Pi? the arguments keep on going round and round and getting nowhere, all our lifes a circle. Time to tidy up the whole seedy area and make a proper Promenade of it with appropriate attractions added, even a few hardy palm trees dotted about would make it presentable. ex so'ton
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3:12pm Mon 17 Nov 08

goard says...

The Spitfire is an added bonus if they incorporate it with a money making structure. If not, then The Cenotaph would be the place and the people will take their hats off to all the lads that gave their lives. I had dreams of the hours my dad spent with a guard at the door doing what many did to get that aircraft up into the air fighting to protect Britain.

goard
The Spitfire is an added bonus if they incorporate it with a money making structure. If not, then The Cenotaph would be the place and the people will take their hats off to all the lads that gave their lives. I had dreams of the hours my dad spent with a guard at the door doing what many did to get that aircraft up into the air fighting to protect Britain. goard goard
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1:11pm Tue 18 Nov 08

PJH says...

At last a fitting tribute to a magnificent machine and the brave pilots that flew them,not forgeting
the ground crews that kept the aircraft in the air.
At last a fitting tribute to a magnificent machine and the brave pilots that flew them,not forgeting the ground crews that kept the aircraft in the air. PJH
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9:13pm Sat 31 Jan 09

fruitbatchops says...

I strongly disagree. I think it should be in Woolston where it was made.
I strongly disagree. I think it should be in Woolston where it was made. fruitbatchops
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