The letters about Footprint Tools (30 November) reminded me that Ian Jack (British industry isn’t dead. It just needs new tools with a cutting edge, 25 November) seemed to see the distant silhouettes of the Cardington airship hangars as a reminder of the death of British industry.
He should have taken a closer look. The hangars are repainted, spruced-up, and in great demand by the film industry as an ideal place to build mega-sized indoor film sets for blockbuster movies. There is even a website for film extras to help each other get to this out-of-the-way site for days of shooting.
Re-purposed, yes. Earning money for Britain, yes. Dilapidated and derelict, certainly not.