Letters - September 28,2011

Singer Susan Boyle (right) unveils a waxwork of herself at the opening of Madame Tussauds Blackpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 19, 2011. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Singer Susan Boyle (right) unveils a waxwork of herself at the opening of Madame Tussauds Blackpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 19, 2011. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
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ON a recent visit to Madame Tussauds, I was very disappointed to be told the figure of Susan Boyle was ‘on tour’.

This addition to the exhibition gained very wide publicity, especially as Susan Boyle herself attended the unveiling.

I regard this as misrepresentation, as I was not told it would not be on show.

It was a very poor exhibition for the cost, and I would not recommend it.

ELSIE HUNTER

Greenwood Avenue

Blackpool

SURELY political correctness has reached a farcical level when the BBC has decided to drop the terms BC and AD in favour of the obscure terms Common Era and Before Common Era.

The Christian religion is predominant in this country, and it should be recognised that all religions and faiths should be regarded with the same reverence and respect.

This decision taken by the BBC is deeply offensive to all Christians.

No faith or religion should be demeaned in such a manner.

Whoever is responsible for implementing this insult would not dare level such a direct insult at some of the many minority religions which practice their faiths unhindered in our country.

Shame on the BBC.

I W J

Thornton Cleveleys

I VISITED Blackpool recently to celebrate my 50th birthday, because I had such good holidays there, but had not been for many years.

I found it has absolutely kept its appeal while suffering the economic problems we all face.

To see so much work to the Tower and to the seafront illustrated there was a serious intent to improve the place.

But I was in total agreement with the comments of John Garnham (Livewire, September 21) over the Illuminations.

When I visited, as a kid, the Lights seemed incredibleBut in 2011 when you might expect something even more incredible, they seemed like elaborate Christmas lights.

My overall impression was that the Lights were not a priority.

Seaside towns nearer where I live, such as Bournemouth, have become the preserve of the rich, where it seems half the middle class types in Berkshire have a holiday home.

Those resorts, for me, have no appeal. I am much happier among the unpretentious people who live in and visit Blackpool.

ALAN BUNCE

Caversham

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