Re: Food for thought about Hebburn.
Posted by Don Scott on October 6, 2019, 5:06 pm, in reply to "Food for thought about Hebburn."
All good food for thought John but it seems to me that your voice is one crying in the wilderness. That must sound vey pessimistic and defeatist but if you think about the wider implications it is very much a reflection of what is happening in our country. That subject is banned from debate here because it is deemed political but on a broader basis, it is the very reason why we are all in despair. |
The very thought that the Hawthorne Leslie shipyard, Hebburn Park....or even the cemetery might be viewed by the housing developers as prime housing sites is outrageous but, not outside the bounds of possibility. Why? Because the people of Hebburn are no longer in control of their own destiny...sound familiar? Well it should because our whole country is now in a similar delimma.
We must be thankful for indoor netties, taps, central heating, good food, NHS and sanitation but what of our cultural lives? Do we just have to sit in our little boxes with a mobile phone to hand?
Here is a great question to chew over for all the visitors to this website. Could we ask for a listing of all the organised cultural group activities that were available in the post war Hebburn as opposed to those that are available today. If there has been a massive decline then it needs to be addressed because nearly all the space has been gobbled up by housing. The people of Hebburn deserve better and needto have a social/recreational outlets on their doorstep, not just row upon row of living containers.