A superlative performance

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From: Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, Oakwood Grove, Leeds.

Last Saturday, I attended a performance of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, which was one of the highlights of my concert going.

Leeds Town Hall was brilliantly transformed for two hours when we were all transported on a magic carpet to Bayreuth. There are not enough superlatives to describe this sublime performance. Congratulations to all the performers who were wonderful. It was a triumph for all concerned.

Poor welcome

From: Michael Meadowcroft, Waterloo Lane, Leeds.

YOUR correspondent Jean Northrop criticises recent developments at Leeds Bradford Airport (Yorkshire Post, June 23), including the non-refundable £1 fee for a trolley. She might well have added that this latter charge is bad enough for local residents returning from abroad, but how on earth can foreign visitors be expected to have British coins at hand before they get out of the arrivals hall? It is hardly a warm Yorkshire welcome for our guests.

One should note that this fee, plus the cynical unavoidable £2 charge just to set down passengers at the airport, was only introduced after the airport was sold off by the public authorities.

Ill wind

From: Susan Churm, Windsor Close, Shaw Cross, Dewsbury.

I NOTICED your article on wind turbines (Yorkshire Post, June 18) and I couldn’t see on your map the two 30-metre high wind turbines given planning permission by Huddersfield Planning Department to be erected at Shaw Cross, ie. in the field beside Windsor Road and behind the Huntsman pub.

I couldn’t complain before permission was passed, because I didn’t know about it. I am told that my health, and the devaluing of my house don’t get considered when planning is being considered.