A RECENT correspondent asked, “What is our town coming to?”. Good question.
Last week, in the company of fellow WI members, I took a tour of Andover town’s historic sites, led by a blue badge guide.
Very informative it was too but, oh dear, we saw some very shabby sights.
Two old coaching inns were unkempt with one boarded up; the Norman arch featured rubbish and a large red bin foremost in the photograph and of course the lawn of weeds in the historic cobbles of the Guildhall – such a disgrace.
A thorough clear up is surely due.
I know from my time as a museum volunteer that many tourists visit Andover to see these very sights and surely must go away with a poor impression of our town.
There are no picture postcards of present-day Andover available anywhere. I wonder why!
Hilary Eddy, Springfield Close, Andover