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'Merlin' carved into the rocks at Tintagel

English Heritage has commissioned a carving into the rocks at Tintagel. As this is the News Section I will refrain from expressing a personal view.
tjj Posted by tjj
14th February 2016ce
Edited 14th February 2016ce

Comments (9)

We are informed that the carving is part of an ongoing process of "re-imagining" and "re-interpretation" of Tintagel.
I dare not think what Richard Wilson (who played Gaius in the imaginative BBC series "Merlin") would say.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
15th February 2016ce
I thought it was just me
Posted by tomatoman
15th February 2016ce
Should go well with Lancelot's Carpark and King Arthur's Chippy (iirc). thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th February 2016ce
English Heritage have commissioned this, what? Don't they ask people to vote or summat? Or maybe they did. Surely Tintagel does well enough for tourist cash. I'm not refraining tjj, to me it's bloody ridiculous:) Posted by carol27
17th February 2016ce
"On 1 April 2015, English Heritage was divided into two parts: Historic England, which inherited the statutory and protection functions of the old organisation, and the new English Heritage Trust, a charity that would operate the historic properties, and which took on the English Heritage operating name and logo.[2][3][4] The British government gave the new charity an £80 million grant to help establish it as an independent trust, although the historic properties remained in the ownership of the state."

A clue here as to its behaviour, I think.
Posted by tomatoman
18th February 2016ce Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
19th February 2016ce
Final comment from me.........what is it about "craftsmen/women" who get commissioned for this stuff all over the country, thankfully usually in wood, that drives that tastelessness from within? Posted by tomatoman
20th February 2016ce
They presumably know what people expect & they're paid for it? Posted by carol27
20th February 2016ce
Disneyfication complaint at last.....
moss Posted by moss
23rd March 2016ce
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