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Bridlington eyesores

The Bridlington Free Press has asked for photographs of eyesores in the town. PaperClip - their resident rottweiler columnist - wants people to send photos of what they consider eyesores so that the paper can approach the owners of those buildings and ask them to smarten themselves up.

Here's a handful:

Cex Entertainment Exchange on Chapel Street. The upper floors are probably the remnant of an original old house but it's never been updated. If it was gutted it could be set up to resemble a traditional fisherman's cottage and provide an attraction for the town.

First floor over Cliff Street Wallcoverings.

The former Harbour Master's Office. I expect this will disappear when - OK if - the Marina is ever built.

The wall at the foot of north pier. I think that after the fire which destroyed the Victoria Rooms in 1933, the powers that be just knocked down the remains of the building into the cellar and covered it up. This wall has been like this for ages.

The upper floors of this building is in poor decorative condition. It's right in the middle of the prime shopping street in town, The Promenade. It's probably got nothing to do with Just Balloons, but someone owns it.

I'll be out looking for further examples.

Mike Wilson