If you'll excuse the attention grabbing hyperbole in the headline, why is it so rare to hear of someone with lots of money who spends it in an interesting way ?
I tend to mix with working class* people with interesting hobbies and limited funds.
The sort of people who have to think carefully before spending their money, whether it's £10 on Meccano parts, £100 on a sewing machine, or £1000 on a bike frame.
There are obviously people about who have no such worries, but most of them don't appear to be able to think of anything more imaginative to spend their money on than a big posh house and car.
There are one or two exceptions, Pete Waterman and his steam trains being the first that springs to mind.
He is very much an exception though.
Most large projects, whether it's a preserved railway or a mountain bike trail centre are short of money.
There are people out there who could easily buy a years supply of coal, or the land and materials to build a trail, but they don't.
Why are they so dull ?
*Can we leave the argument about the definition of "Working Class" to another thread and just take it to mean people who have to work full time to pay the bills and have a bit of disposable income for now ?