ON A RECENT visit to Feltham, I looked round the old Feltham Hotel.
It seems a shame to see the place all boarded up. I understand that it could be demolished for flats, and it seems a shame to see another piece of history flattened just to make way for more flats. There are already new flats in Feltham, we don't need any-more.
Why demolish a historical building when there's nothing wrong with it?
I used to work voluntarily for Feltham CAB in there. Why can't it be used for the local youth community? I am always seeing them in small gangs because they have nowhere to go and nothing to do. It's a shame it can't be restored and made into a museum/timepiece. I'm sure there would be people like me who would pay a small fee to look around it.
It seems that the old Feltham is making way for the new. What is wrong with keeping old and historical buildings for our future generations to see, so that they can see for themselves how Feltham used to look, and not just see it in pictures?
BEVERLEY ZYWINA Member of Feltham History Group.
Editor's note: The council wants to turn the building into a young people's learning centre, linked to West Thames College in Isleworth.