Friday, 20 July 2007
Two regular contributors' offerings appear today.
Simon Harding is the first to come out with a (sensible) suggestion for the name of the Cattle Market venue, based on Sheffield's "Crucible": "Vat" or "The Vats", because of the connection with the brewery and sugar beet factory. No doubt that will go into the melting pot (or vat!). Well done Simon for a positive comment - we need you to "talk up" more. Footnote 4th July 09: despite at the time welcoming a positive suggestion from an anti-arc campaigner, I now realise that this is not the right name. Having been through the extensivee branding and naming process in recent months it is clear that there would be all sorts of problem with it. Nice try though.
Sir Reginald Harland follows up the Market Cross debate (see my posts and comments for Fri 13th & Sat 14th), by saying that costs given at the Athenaeum meeting were "grossly misleading...though hopefully that was not as deliberate as might be thought".
Given that he assumes a floor space of 4,000 square feet that could occupy various other uses (and therefore be more cost effective) when the agent's details cite only 1,824 square feet, it would appear that it is his own figures and therefore arguments which deserve scrutiny. But then Sir Reggie always seems to talk down.