On Saturday 22 June, during Alban Weekend, Committee members, suitably dressed, promoted Conservation 50 from a stall in the Market.
Explaining to passers-by the significance of the 50th anniversary, we asked them what aspects of the St Albans Conservation Area they would like to keep or enhance, and what they would be happy to see replaced.
As an instant snap-shot, the results were in part as might be expected, in part surprising:
What would you Keep?
Museum+ Gallery (the old Town Hall)
Cycle Lanes (more please)
All community buildings
Lakes in Verulamium Park
No 1 Upton Avenue
Better roads to improve the infrastructure
Thai Square building in George Street
The Jack Wills building
British Legion building on Verulam Road
The South Signal Box
Restore Mrs Worley’s fountain
in front of the Clock Tower
Trees and more trees in the city centre
Smallford Railway station
The August Carnival that has ceased
All of Holywell Hill
Marks & Spencer, as an example of
architecture of its time
All of the High Street
What would you like to Lose?