SUPPORTS HENRY STATUE
MP Nigel Waterson has expressed his support
for the proposal by local people to erect a
statue of Henry Allingham in the town. One possible
site is the place where a tank previously stood
outside the Redoubt.
Nigel said: “I have had
a number of constituents contact me and of course
there have been supportive letters in the Herald.
I would happily give my provisional support
to this project.”
“Henry was an iconic figure
here in Eastbourne. He lived here for a large
part of his life and we all mourned his passing.
It was not only sad to lose him, but it marked
a decisive break with the past.”
“But I do not think in
these difficult times we can expect the taxpayer
to stump up, although I would hope the borough
council would contribute something along with
the site. I need to hear from local people,
and perhaps those from further afield who remember
Henry with affection. Do they support this project?
Can we get it off the ground?”
there is enough enthusiasm, then I would look
to set up an organising committee to manage
the project. I would love to hear from people
via my constituency office at 179 Victoria Drive
or on email – firstname.lastname@example.org.”