STANDING idly by a group of senior citizens in Butcher Row, I was puzzled by what seemed like their incomprehensible chatter.
“Well I’ll be blowed.
“I saw this coming a long time back.”
“They won’t pick Hudson’s Field, not with Old Sarum nearby.”
“No I reckon it will be over Laverstock Way, the Racecourse or Boscombe Down.”
“Point is though, it won’t happen surely; I mean we are a cathedral city.”
“Wherever they decide, you can bet your bottom dollar that the council tax will go up.”
Unable to contain my curiosity, I ventured to ask one of the assembled if they were discussing a new housing scheme.
“Haven’t you heard on the grapevine; we are having an airport for Salisbury and so far, not a dickybird from the council.”
The group sauntered off, dismissing me as a fully-fledged simpleton.
In the meantime I am still left wandering if there is any truth in this or just a rumour?
Brian Black, Salisbury