Posted by Editor on 16th March 2011 at 07:01 PM
Video: Salford StreetTalk on Salford's Totem Pole
by Tony Flynn
The Salford Totem Pole - iconic representation of Salford Docks and its trading past - has been left without a home.
The closure of Peel's Museum of Museums means the 32ft pole is sitting in a warehouse in Trafford, out of the public eye.
Today we visited the area around the Lowry Centre, Salford and asked a cross section of the general public their opinions on the Salford Totem Pole and also where they think it should be re-erected.
As you can see, the general consensus seems to be that the Totem Pole should be kept indoors, with the Lowry Outlet Mall and The Lowry Theatre being the most popular locations, where it can be seen by the greatest number of people visiting the area.
Some would like it situated in a prominent position, possibly outdoors and adjacent to the Lowry Centre and used as a landmark, the obvious drawback being the Salford weather.
I was pleased to hear that of all of the people that I spoke too, were of the opinion that the Totem Pole should be on display in Salford, as it is part of our heritage and not kept out of the public eye, something we should be proud of and celebrate.
Comment by Redges ( member ) 20th March 2012
Its seems Salford council wants to forget its pround pass...it only wants new stuff...just like a kid!
Comment by Piccolo 16th March 2011
So who has the right to make this BIG decision? Should it be left to an officer of the council who would appear to have no interest in it? This is such a problem as another person in that position may be desperate to have ownership of it and want to put it in a prominen position. I believe the decision should be taken away from someone who is ina temporary positin of power and who does not seem to heed the wishes of Salford people.
Comment by Travis Bickle 16th March 2011
That taxi driver is a star!, he can tell it like it is. The message is ringing out loud and clear the totem pole must stay in Salford. Can you not ask John Merry his views?
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