Peterborough letter: Artist poured his life into the city he loved


Peterborough Zoo’s teach derailed by vandals

Saturday was likely to be a evening off from telephones, computers and social media right up until an article in the Peterborough Examiner caught my notice. I hope it catches the consideration of a lot of other Peterborough and space inhabitants as well.

As curators of our father George Elliott’s remaining art assortment, and as family historians who manage his legacy by numerous social media channels, we generally steer obvious of opinion items in our posts. And that in spite of the reality that Dad was rather opinionated himself.

Just one of his strongest views was that Peterborough is a terrific area to are living. A attractive, helpful, historic and risk-free metropolis that is proud of its past and enjoying a vivid long run. Father poured his coronary heart and soul into capturing this location by his art, his books, and his philanthropy. I guess you could say “he would rather be in Peterborough.”

If George Elliott was alive now, he would marvel what was taking place to Peterborough. Looking at how men and women deal with our metropolis — the vandalism and graffiti of so numerous of the distinctive places he captured with pen and ink — would truthfully crack his coronary heart. And this sort of was the circumstance currently as it was unveiled that our very little educate at the remarkable Riverview Park and Zoo was the concentrate on of vandals.

That is suitable: “Our minor train.” Much like “our outstanding Lift Lock.” “Our Town Clock.” “Our George Avenue.” All struggling from a variety of levels of vandalism, senseless graffiti and neglect.

Is very little sacred anymore? Our Dad for a person would want to stand up and secure our terrific metropolis, and our hope would be that the people today of Peterborough sense the very same way.

Paul Elliott, County Highway 4


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