Idea a perfect marriage of heritage and eco-energy

3D artist Saul Caldwell, of Todmorden, has produced this image of how a water wheel may look at Waterside
3D artist Saul Caldwell, of Todmorden, has produced this image of how a water wheel may look at Waterside

Following your article regarding the proposed water wheel at the site of the old Waterside Mill, I would like to express my wholehearted support for this imaginative and innovative idea.

The thought of marrying our industrial heritage to a modern, sustainable, green energy generating landmark is a fantastic proposition. To revitalise a site of historic significance in such a way, should funding be found, would be a real feather in the cap of Todmorden.

Having spoken with Trevor Cryer, whose idea this is, I have decided to produce a 3D visualisation of the proposed wheel to try to help capture peoples imagination and raise awareness of the scheme. With the information available to us at this time, the attached image is a very good representation of what the wheel might look like.

I would be very grateful if you could print this CGI in your paper. Hopefully, your readers look upon this image favourably and see what is not only a visually stunning treat, but also an absolutely fantastic, imaginative idea.

Saul Caldwell, Todmorden