Craigflower heritage sites should be unified

Reader would like to see schoolhouse moved next to manorhouse

Re: Province eyes ‘new model’ for Craigflower sites (News, July 12)

Richard Linzey of the province’s heritage branch suggested the Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse sites could become “one big recreational landscape.”

It is a great idea, but I would like to see the schoolhouse uprooted from its present site and moved across the bridge to join the manor house on the same property while the bridge is undergoing reconstruction.

With both buildings in the same municipality, it would be easier – with the participation of the province – to manage the buildings and promote history.

Perhaps a local building moving company could be enticed to help with the costs entailed in the transportation of the schoolhouse to its new location.

The resulting historic landscape could then become a visitation site for hop-on, hop-off and other tour company buses with a return down the beautiful Gorge waterway.

Darryl Radick

Saanich

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