Ed­i­tor’s Let­ter

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Dear Reader

It’s time to re­ally talk up Scar­bor­ough’s cul­tural her­itage and wrest the im­age of the town away from the loud, trou­ble­some anti-so­cial types, from the chain-smok­ers who block pub door­ways, from the win­dow-smash­ers who at­tack shops at ran­dom and from the aw­ful par­ents who bel­low at their poor, sad young chil­dren in the town cen­tre. How have the ne’re do wells moved to such promi­nence and cre­ated chil­dren who can barely talk when they start school, and those who project their low-grade mores on Scar­bor­ough’s streets? The town of Marshall & Snel­grove, the town with an Angevin cas­tle, the cre­ators of the Grand when it was grand, the Re­gency and Vic­to­rian gems that need cher­ish­ing; we’re the town of the Sitwells, Ay­ck­bourn, self-sac­ri­fic­ing Ti­tanic of­fi­cer James Moody, Al­bert Strange, Fred­eric Leighton, preRaphaelite St Martin’s – a her­itage of cul­tural icons that can help up­lift all if our cul­tural lead­ers fill the vac­uum and share their vi­sion and strat­egy as one united force.

Ed Asquith, ed­i­tor

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