SO after all the shouting, Merchant Gate, Trinity Walk and the Hepworth gallery are to open.
Looking at the Wakefield Express on April 1, we are shown a photo of the Hepworth. To be quite honest, I see no beauty whatsoever in this gallery. Looking at this picture one gets the impression of an old broken down unit on some industrial estate.
The countless thousands that have been paid to the architects and builders must be staggering, and it beggars belief.
According to the council, people will be coming from far and wide to visit this gallery. Let’s hope they are right.
We shall have to see what will happen after all the shouting.
Could it be that after six months time, or give it 12, we shall only be too glad to encourage schools to bring in their pupils at regular intervals so it will appear money has not been wasted.
Let’s hope it doesn’t turn out to be a white elephant and money down the drain.
Mrs E Whiteley