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Right next time


I'm sure Mark Whitby was being far too hard on himself in his column (NCE 4 November) when he told of his failure to erect a 40 tonne obelisk in Egypt.

In our Victorian glory days, engineers took risks and the most important rule seemed to be, if you get it wrong, make sure you get it right next time. The Millennium Wheel erection is a perfect example of this tradition.

Don't worry Mark, here's one member who won't vote for censure even if you did make a bit of a cake of yourself on telly!

D K Mason (M) 98s Upper Richmond Road West London SW14 8BS

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