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The Scarborough News - - WELCOME TO YOUR NEWS - Steve Bam­bridge, Deputy Ed­i­tor

What a shame that the Ro­tunda’s star at­trac­tion, Gristhorpe Man, is out of bounds and un­able to be seen by vis­i­tors.

The Shell gallery in which the Bronze Age man lies is closed for re­pairs, with, ap­par­ently, a leaky roof to blame. The gallery also houses the Star Carr dis­play, the Early Mid­dle Stone Age site.

These won­ders from the dis­tant past are a valu­able ad­di­tion to the his­tory and her­itage of the town, and let’s hope the re­me­dial work on the age­ing cir­cu­lar build­ing is done swiftly. It was un­for­tu­nate that the clo­sure came just be­fore the re­cent Her­itage Days Week­end. The Ro­tunda man­aged to at­tract many fam­i­lies with its fos­sils and di­nosaurs theme, but it was out­done on that oc­ca­sion by the art gallery – given a breath of fresh air with clever re­hang­ing of paint­ings and use of space – and Wood­end, which has ben­e­fited from the ar­rival of Yay cof­fee bar and is an ex­cit­ing and thriv­ing venue.

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