From Caroline Garthwaite.
AS a stitcher on the St Martin panel of the Liberation Tapestry, I felt privileged to be able to pay tribute to those who underwent many trials and tribulations during the Occupation.
Because of my involvement in this outstanding work, I feel particularly incensed about the proposed closure. However, I am also dumbfounded at the suggestion to close so many reminders of our heritage.
We have some superb museums, which not only entertain but also enlighten those who visit them. They should be regarded as valuable educational tools towards informing and inspiring the younger generations.
This suggestion seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to the current economic climate. No doubt, if carried out, this would later be long, bitterly and expensively regretted by those who initially instigated such an action.
Do we want Jersey to be regarded by the rest of the world as a collection of tax-dodgers clinging to a rock, who have no respect for, or idea of, their cultural background?
Or would we rather be seen as a people who treasure and admire the experiences of those who formed and worked towards our Jersey national heritage?