I love how you basically just said that people who are concerned about heritage and preservation of historic buildings and structures are "idiots".
It's pathetic, they were two of the worst woodies going and yet everyone moans about them being removed, but funnily enough when they were open, all the people moaning about the removals couldn't be bothered to go to Southport and actually ride them.
Maybe if the people who are so offended by their removals had spent more time bigging up Southport, spent more money there and give the place more publicity, they'd of had half a chance of staying open.
There was probably more people moaning on internet sites about the removal of Cyclone than people that actually bothered to go and ride it in its final season.
You didn't answer my point at all, just called me an idiot (because that's pretty much your level of discourse). You implied that Amanda Thompson would be much better at preserving Blackpool's woodies than Merlin. Yet even you acknowledged that in the past ten years, she has demolished two and dismantled another. Of all the woodies in her care when she took over the parks (eight), nearly half (three) have been removed! So it's a bit weird that you say we should be "very fearful of the five woodies' futures" if Merlin take over.
Two of them were in a defunct amusement park, the other one was rotting away and hadn't run for years, it was no surprise the three of them were removed.
The other wooden coasters have had plenty of work done to them since Amanda and Nick have been at the helm at the Pleasure Beach, including RollerCoaster which at one point everyone was saying should be removed, but instead PB gave it a new lease of life when they could of easily removed it before Nickelodeon Land was introduced.
I would be a lot more fearful of PB classics if Merlin were in charge, as things stand I am not that fearful of any of the woodies at PB anyway.