Thanks for the memories

I THANK the Herald for the exceptional reports and pictures of the exceptional Margaret Goumas.

She leaves behind an exceptional partner in Theo. He too has given so much to our town and to our Greek community. Like Margaret, he has been conscious, always, of those less fortunate.

Like many readers, no doubt, I noted the comment by Ian Kirkwood (‘‘A full, passionate life’’ Herald 5/5) that four years after the unspeakable behaviour of GPT in destroying their iconic CBD business, there is nothing to show for it.

Margaret and Theo did precisely what GPT and Newcastle City Council have failed to do. They invigorated the CBD by their personal investment and their commercial risk management and we all benefited.

I join with the kids who skateboard on Margaret’s field of dreams – vale, you little beauty.

Don Parkes

New Lambton Heights

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