LETTER:Brum, a dump but no sump

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Sir: As one raised in the Birmingham area, with the flat vowels to prove it, might I congratulate Jonathan Glancey on his tremendous demolition job on Birmingham as a potential site for the Millennial Exhibition ("No one loves a conurbation", 4 March). Yes, Birmingham is a dump. But London's a dump as well. In fact the proposed site at Greenwich is a sump in a dump. So we still should have got it. Sour grapes play no part in this.

John Hirst

Smethwick

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