The fight to save Carlisle's Lonsdale building is over
Last updated at 13:49, Monday, 06 August 2012
The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Jimi Hendrix. Johnny Cash. The Kinks. The Bee Gees. It takes a leap of imagination to picture the days when the biggest stars in the world performed on Warwick Road, Carlisle.
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Instead of constantly going on about a building that is no longer viable for any practical use, and one that is far from attractive! why do people not bother about the Post office next door which is stunning
Now that it seems that the Lonsdale theatre is not going to happen, (a) do we (the people of Carlisle) have any idea who owns these premises (b) what is the next move,(c) how long will this eyesore be allowed to remain before something is done.? or is to remain along with the other "projects" like the old hotel on the viaduct, the old building next to Halfords on London Rd, the empty buildings along Botchergate etc.or will we build a shiny new building for county councillors & co with yet more borrowed money?
Are these county or city councillors capable of resolving any of these issues? Seems not.
Carlisle is a very special city. So special infact that it must be one of the only ones in the country not to have a decent theatre.
Why would we even want one when we have a lovely sports hall that furnished with a few carpets and some pull out seating and looks like.....err....a sports hall with carpets and pull out seating.
Why would Carlisle need a theatre that would attract people spending money into the city centre. Eating in its restaurants and staying in its hotels. Carlisle doesn't need any of that.
I'll carry on visiting other cities theatres, spending my money there where it is wanted. After all Carlisle is an economic super power and needs no more investment or development.
Please keep building more bridges and underpasses that are rarely used. Thats what Carlilse needs more of.