Letter: The bust is for the birds

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From Mrs J. K. Tower

Sir: I can think of nothing more inappropriate to celebrate our war-time leaders' triumphs than a 40ft bust of Churchill on the South Bank, London ("On the banks of the Thames, a 40ft bust of Churchill" (20 September).

Every seagull and pigeon in London will pay its respects, students and vandals will scale its craggy face, and children will use it for a ski- jump, causing danger to life and limb.

Lady Churchill's ghost will tip it in the Thames. I think this is a displacement activity and the money would be better spent saving the Greenwich Naval College for the National Maritime Museum and the University of Greenwich.This bronze big-headed idea is no compliment to Churchill.

Yours sincerely,

June Tower

Natland, Westmorland

20 September