In Turnstone’s column, August 4, I agree with the comments about Lincoln Square and in the column on August 11, to name and blame the council for the loss of the pier.
Why did the council act in the interests of health and safety? Do all you members of the Civic Society know about the construction of the pier and who it was built for, do you know about the history of the the Le Stranges who arrived at Holme Bay in 1081, as Holme was linked to Norway? And that Ringstead was named after one of the crew off the ship? The pier construction was slow because of the tides but that wasn’t their only problem, was it John Maiden? Why didn’t they have a grand open day, what was it built for? There were very few people living here. The inn on the Green opened in 1846 that had taken more than ten years to build.
So come on, get off this fabricated news and write about things going on. You never mentioned the VJ parade or the change of the Oasis centre. Then you wouldn’t because to you the blue lagoon was a wonderful place at the opening, to fill with sea water so everything rusted up. Good, I say, the boating lake had its day and we all moved away from it. Now with the Sealife Centre, everything is better.
It’s a lovely town – shops, people, tennis week. We locals love to see everyone have a happy time.