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YP Letters: Scarborough’s reputation as Futurist’s contents trashed in public view

The demolition of the Futurist in Scarborough continues to cause controversy.
The demolition of the Futurist in Scarborough continues to cause controversy.
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From: Mike Padgham, Managing director, Saint Cecilia’s Care Services Ltd, Eastway, Eastfield, Scarborough.

AS if the loss of the iconic Futurist building wasn’t a big enough scandal for Scarborough to suffer, the borough council has added insult to injury by apparently discarding all the contents that might have been salvaged.

The beautiful chandelier and 2,000 seats are being crushed under the bulldozer’s wheels as I write this letter.

Here at Saint Cecilia’s we wrote to the contractor to ask if we could have some of the seats to set up a nostalgia cinema for our clients, but were told it wasn’t possible.

Apart from anything else, selling the contents could have generated some revenue.

Instead, the building is being torn down in full, unrestricted view of thousands of summer holidaymakers who are doubtless horrified that Scarborough 
has allowed one of the 
shining lights in its shop 
window to be extinguished in this way.

This amazing theatre was a part of Scarborough’s history. Both it and the people of Scarborough deserved much, much better.