Saturday Market vandals are clearly lacking in setts appeal
MAYBE I'm stupid but when I heard there was a campaign to Save Our Setts I assumed it was something to do with badgers. Maybe cuddly badgers.
But no, apparently a sett is some sort of cobble and there are a lot of people more than a little upset that East Riding Council plans to rip a whole bunch of them up in Beverley's Saturday Market – in a bid to reduce the historic town centre into yet another nondescript, bland omni-shopping experience.
Apparently, the good folk at the ERYC, who seem to have about as much historical appreciation as that Spanish woman who tried to repaint the historic church fresco of Christ only to make it look like a macaque monkey chewing a lemon, want to replace the pretty cobbles with some dreary "maybe we're in Milton Keynes" paving.
Just imagine how they'd laugh if someone suggested doing that down the Shambles in York, or on Main Street in Haworth.
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But apparently it's our lot in life to be burdened by philistines intent on destroying the heritage and countryside with which this region is blessed.
I would like to see the evidence the council claims it has saying the "majority of people" are in favour of replacing the cobbles. But hey, why stop at the so-called setts?
In a bid to make everything more user friendly and "neat" let's pull down Nellie's and replace it with a McDonald's. And what's the point of that unwieldy minster when a multi-storey car park would be eminently more practical?
Jog on, vandals.