Letter: Better ways to greet millennium

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Sir: Why not move the Brent Spar oil platform to Greenwich as part of the Millennium Exhibition? As a reminder of where our wealth came from in the latter half of the 20th century, and as an example of our problems of pollution and decommissioning, it would stand as a symbol of Sixties optimism and fin-de-siecle pessimism, as well as being an example of our engineering skills.

Not normally seen below the water-line, these things are akin to the lighthouse of Alexandria in their impressiveness. The best part of the plan is that Shell would probably be delighted to pay for it all for the publicity, thus saving the Government heaps.

CHRIS GEERING

Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk

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