I TOURED the wonderful Albert Hall in London this week followed by a cream tea in one of their restaurants. The whole day was perfect, and the tour very interesting and informative I learned so much from it.
I was amazed to learn that it only took four years to build the Albert Hall from the day that Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone in 1867 to the day she officially opened the building in 1871.
It made me wonder whatever is going on here in Lyme; we have a cinema which is in ruins following the fire over two years ago, we have an hotel that has been empty waiting to rebuilt for over 20 years.
It is unbelievable that 145 years ago the Victorians were able to build that wonderful building in four years with no modern equipment, with no university trained designers, builders or anything like that.
Come on residents of Lyme Regis, let’s get our act together and persuade the owners of these properties to get on with it. We want our cinema back and the Three Cups to be up and running again.
Clappentail Park, Lyme Regis