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Do they have remotest idea what people want?

PUBLISHED: 20:01 27 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:24 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, I READ with despair about plans to move Tower Hamlets Archives from Bancroft Road in the East London Advertiser, June 19. Do the people who make these plans ever have the remotest idea of what the public actually want?

Dear Editor,

I READ with despair about plans to move Tower Hamlets Archives from Bancroft Road (East London Advertiser, June 19).

Do the people who make these plans ever have the remotest idea of what the public actually want? Or are they like most big organisations, blinded and seduced by the smell of money?

The Weiner Library is just as important as the Bancroft and should have a dedicated building to house the collection.

But just not this one.

There must be other buildings in the East End (or elsewhere) suitable for the Weiner holocaust collection.

Renovate the Bancroft and find another home for the Weiner collection and there will then be two wonderful collections to satisfy all the local and international historians.

Breaking up the collection is mad. The borough I work in has just closed its local studies Library for two years while the building is refurbished.

Some of the material is available from other parts of the borough, but the majority is in storage.

This causes a lot of disappointment at a time when local and family history is popular, but nothing to what will happen if the Tower Hamlets Archives are split up.

Utter Lunacy!

I hope Tower Hamlets council sees sense and leaves it alone.

K Thomas

London


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