Allowing a name to keep its meaning
Apparently, some of the last remaining buildings at the Hythe are to be demolished. They are not architecturally special, neither are they very old. However, they are the last of the working buildings, right on the riverside, from the Hythe's heyday and, as such they have enormous significance. They also constitute an important (and completing) component of the lower part of Hythe Hill. They carry the last visual clues that give people access to an important period of Colchester's history, and are inestimably more meaningful than archive photgraphs, important as they may be. Allowing them to remain adds another dimension to the experience of visiting, living or working in the neighbourhood. Knocking them down and then renaming the replacement "Old Wharf Heights" or similar will add insult to injury. There's plenty of good new building design further down river (I shan't comment now on the sad 'wharfism' in between), so let's see what good can be done here. See more pictures of the old Hythe area. For location, see map, waypoint 8.