Waste of money to dig up bones
With reference to the letter by Ralph Green, of Leicester, (Mailbox, September 7) concerning the dig taking place at the moment to find the bones of King Richard III. I entirely agree with his comments.
To dig up a busy and convenient, perfectly good car park just to satisfy historical curiosity is disgraceful. The costs of the whole enterprise, whether successful or not, will be expensive.
I am sure the money could have been put towards a more deserving cause, to help the living. Wherever Kind Richard III lies, let him rest in peace.
Valerie Tedder, Leicester.
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I wonder if the cathedral is really an appropriate location to reinter Richard III? While a grand and ancient church, it is no Westminister or Canterbury, and I would be concerned a tomb grand enough for royalty would rather take over the space available and detract from the building's own history. An alternative might be to consecrate the magazine as a basilica?
It is medieval, imposing, has military connotations worthy of a warrior-king and it is currently under-used. The location is also excellent.
Steve Cooper, Whetstone.