Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Build A Bonfire, Build A Bonfire, Put the Planners On the Top

Got a few pallets to get rid of and we drop them off on the sperr grun between Briton St. and Iona St. In the background stands the last multi storey on Broomloan Road, awaiting demolition, and although it's good to see them come down, it's depressing to consider the low cost, shoddy housing that will arise in their place.

Never mind all the artsy projects swirling about Govan, putting money in the pockets of the BAHons. What Govanites need instead, is a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Even those who have departed their riverside home for lands far afield, want to know why our streets, tenements, closes, homes, firesides, were demolished and laid waste.
Let's get the planners back to answer the questions we all have. 
We could make it civilised, say in the Govan Town Hall or the PI. 
If you couldn't make it from Oz or Canada, then we could have a skype link. 
The powers that used to be - and probably still be - could give a background to their thinking at the time.
And then take the floor for open questions. 
And then we could put our side of things and tell them what they actually should have done. 
And then they should apologise for their rampant vandalism without due care and attention to our lives and heritage.
And then we'll all go home, none the wiser, and left with this sorrowful site/sight and warm memories.
Would a human sacrifice to the gods of football help at RFC?
Look at these beautiful doors, solid. In the background is the Gaelic Church, still standing but in a sad state of general disrepair with broken windows. Wonder if the doors came out of there?

1 comment:

Ellen said...

If only we could turn back time and stop it from happening.