Beauty of the town is be­ing sliced away

The Scarborough News - - THE VOICE OF SCARBOROUGH -

Re the Fu­tur­ist:

We have just re­turned from a few days in Har­ro­gate where they have man­aged to re­tain much of the el­e­gance and splen­dour of the lovely town.

We vis­ited the Royal Hall on three oc­ca­sions to two shows and a con­ducted tour of the once con­demned theatre for which a vol­un­tary con­tri­bu­tion of £3 was re­quested and to which 40 peo­ple at­tended.

This theatre has been fab­u­lously ren­o­vated over six years from fundrais­ing, lot­tery grants and do­na­tions from var­i­ous well wish­ers.

It is now su­perb. Much of the front of house staff are vol­un­teers and do their job with a wel­com­ing and proud at­ti­tude mak­ing a visit a very plea­sur­able ex­pe­ri­ence.

We met sev­eral Har­ro­gate res­i­dents about the town and when we said we were from Scar­bor­ough their im­me­di­ate re­ac­tion was “What are they do­ing to the Fu­tur­ist?”

Come on Scar­bor­ough. Please re­tain at least some of our once beau­ti­ful town. It can be done. It just needs the com­mit­ment.

We can al­ways go to Flamingo Land or Black­pool if we want that kind of en­ter­tain­ment.

Bridling­ton ren­o­vated their theatre to a great stan­dard years ago and now all the big names in show busi­ness go there. Scar­bor­ough Coun­cil ... lis­ten to peo­ple.

Let’s not for­get the Ar­ca­dia Theatre on this site too!

NB Waite Wil­low Garth Newby

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