I LIVED in York, on and off, for 13 years but have now settled on Australia's Gold Coast.

I frequently used to pop into the Minster to enjoy its beauty and peace and quiet.

I appreciate the upkeep of the Minster must be enormous, and agree people outside of York should pay an entry fee, but not its citizens. They should be entitled to some bonuses.

Carrie Bullen,

Betula Place,

Elanora, Gold Coast, Australia.

Updated: 10:22 Tuesday, May 20, 2003