Sir: Reports of the possible demise of Wembley Stadium's famous twin towers appear to have sparked a peculiarly British storm of protest.
Since my first visit to Wembley as a boy I have visited the stadium four or five times a year for various sporting and musical events. It holds many happy memories. However, the only outstanding features are the twin towers and (usually) the playing surface. The seating is disgracefully cramped, the toilet facilities are hopeless and the catering worse (not to say scandalously overpriced). Those twin towers are unique. But should they stand in the way of the long-needed reconstruction? Of course not.
We have a habit in this country of being strangled by our heritage rather than learning from it whilst preserving the best of it. Let us not drown in nostalgia.
London N7Reuse content