Memorials should be preserved

I AM writing in response to the excellent letters (Observer, January 17) on the deplorable fate of Hastings Post Office, and on behalf of my great uncle, Lance Corporal Leonard Inch Webb M.M., whose name is on the Post Office War Memorial to Post Office workers who were killed in the First World War.

In this centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War it seems particularly apposite that this memorial, and the one to those workers killed in the Second World War, should be preserved.

I should like to be assured that both are found a permanent, fitting and accessible place in our town, where relatives, Post Office staff and the people of Hastings can continue to pay their respects to our dead of both wars. It does not seem to me that WH Smith is a suitable place on any count.

Could Post Office management and local politicians get together with veterans’ organizations to find a proper place for these memorials? They are, after all, a part of the history of Hastings.

SANDRA NELSON

Holmwood Lodge

Laton Road