The Scarborough News

We really were the first resort ...

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A Scarboroug­h councillor has expressed his hope for the future of the Roman site in Eastfield.

At a meeting of Scarboroug­h Borough Council’s cabinet, which discussed the council’s strategy to encourage tourists back to the borough, Cllr Tony Randerson revealed his thoughts on the Roman ruins. Cllr Randerson, an Eastfield ward councillor, said he hoped that the site could become an attraction in the future. He added: “We have always been known as Britain’s first resort, clearly we were also the Romans’ first resort as well.”

A decision on the future of the site, which is led by Historic England, is yet to be taken, with archaeolog­ical work expected to last for at least another year. Inspector of ancient monuments Keith Emerick said that due to the fragile stones uncovered they would be “recorded, conserved and then reburied”.

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