Press Release – 13th February 2006

February 14, 2006 at 1:42 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Ann Coats, Secretary Naval Dockyards Society has compiled the attached piece, a comprehensive history of the Rosia Water Tanks with information supplied by Lionel Culatto, Steven Harrison, Dennis King, Robert Matto and William Serfaty.
Following her visit to Gibraltar, Dr Ann Coats has been engaged in intensive lobbying in the United Kingdom in an effort to save the Water Tanks from demolition. 
The attached piece shows without doubt, how important this facility was to the British Navy.  It establishes the use that was made during the Napoleonic Wars, in particular, the support that it gave to the British fleet following the historic Battle of Trafalgar 1805.
This link to the past is of the utmost importance not just to the history of Gibraltar but that of the British Isles, as the piece clearly demonstrates once again.  It seems incomprehensible and incredible, that with public opinion clearly against the demolition and for resiting these ‘affordable’ homes, that the Chief Minister is intent on destroying this historic monument.
 
Once again the South District Association urges the Chief Minister to read this piece and become informed as to how important a part of history he is intent on destroying.  Surely he must see sense and, as such, the SDA hopes that he will relent and halt the demolish.
The SDA continues to fight to save the tanks and reiterates once again its intention to continue the campaign until every brick has been removed from the site.
South District Association

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Once again the South District Association urges the Chief Minister to read this piece and become informed as to how important a part of history he is intent on destroying.  Surely he must see sense and, as such, the SDA hopes that he will relent and halt the demolish.
The SDA continues to fight to save the tanks and reiterates once again its intention to continue the campaign until every brick has been removed from the site.
South District Association

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