EDITOR – I read the piece on Ron West with interest and would see him often going to work on his Velocette.
Another person who was very well known and liked but who died recently was Roy Draper, who had the wet fish shop down by Faulkners.
He was originally a Grimsby man who did war service and always had time for a chat.
As for ELDC selling the town hall, an alternative would be to get rid of ELDC and go back to the town running its own affairs and returning to the Rural District Council.
The town council and the Rural District Council ran things better with much less resources than at present.
The article about Louth and its character – well it seemed to lose its character about 20 years ago amid much change. Some of the quality shops that were there have gone and when you drive through now it looks trashy.
D DAVIDSON Louth
EDITOR – I read your article about Ron West recently.
He worked with Mr Seagrot and Harold while doing his apprenticeship at Stead and Simpsons 70 years ago.
At the same time I worked for Mrs Pealey for four years when Mr Pealey was the manager of Stead and Simpsons.
Ludborough Road, North Thoresby