Letter: `Paedophile art'

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I MUST be one of the few people still living who actually knew Eric Gill. My father, Hilary Pepler, was co-founder with Gill of the Ditchling Community and I was brought up on the Common. I knew all the Gill girls well; the eldest married my eldest brother, David. I remember Eric Gill attempting to teach us children to sing plainsong. He was patient and kind. To suggest that his beautiful carvings in Westminster Cathedral could be in any way an evil influence would be utterly laughable if it were not sinister, leading us back to the Cromwellian times of statue- bashing intolerance.

SUSAN FALKNER

Abergavenny, Gwent

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