£450 would preserve table and history
Published at 15:10, Thursday, 20 December 2012
AS REPORTED in the Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser of December 13, (Donated table may go over £500 repairs) the cost of repairing the existing table at about £450 was a fair estimate.
What would be the cost to replace the existing table with the same top area – £450? I do not think so – or does the council have interlocking tables in stock, together with chairs they are going to replace?
The table is not badly pitted, as suggested in the article, and is certainly not badly damaged. Five small watermarks are visible because of pot plants being set on the table without adequate cover. The existing chairs are of good quality and to replace the chairs with those of similar quality would be very expensive indeed.
The chambers is not somewhere you would stack the chairs in a corner, move the interlocking tables and have a dance or function.
There is some history attached to the chambers; let us preserve it.
The sum of £450 could easily be sourced to repair and improve the existing table.
R E Tait
The Bar Entry
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