Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Heave

Apparently it's your last chance to shake a leg down at the Cliftonville Lido tonight, before they convert the place into (yes you've guessed it) luxury apartments. I'd go, but at 29 I think I'd be classified as a pensioner.

See you in 2008!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ECR..Happy 2008 to you & all your readers.
Thanks for the best Thanet Blog....it always brightens my day.

'MR X'

tony flaig bignews said...

that face lift is not working I had you down as 59

Happy new year

Sceptical of Ramsgate said...

Come to think of it the council offices in Cecil Street would make good luxury apartments - the view from the council chamber
(surprise, surprise)is one of the best in town.And of course if the Turner Centre goes bankrupt we know what that will be turned into - the new TDC offices of course- not a lot of people know that!

Little Weed said...

You should have gone. My husband, brother and sister-in-law and I went about 4 or 5 years ago to watch our son play in the New Year. We didn't arrive until about 11.45 and after the first question from the doorman "Are you sure this is the right place?" it was like the parting of the waves as Goths with ironmongery obscuring their faces cleared a table and chairs for us and offered us drinks - we were treated like royalty ( it was quite unnerving)

Adem said...

Happy New Year ECR.

Michael Child said...

Happy new year, I am working on predictions for 2008 and posting them up as they come to mind, you can certainly predict that any local leisure facility will be asset stripped and run down like the Lido. I worked there aeons ago when it was Cliftonville’s main tourist attraction, silly really having a swimming pool on the seafront where tourists can use it.

Anonymous said...

They should give the chap who has been running the lido (John?) and putting on bands from all over the world a big fat grant to carry on, he has done more for the area in terms of music and culture than anyone else on massive salaries around these parts for over ten years. His 'calling it a day' is indeed a sad loss for anyone young in Thanet who liked live music and not smashing, stabbing each other or your property up. And i am an old fart.

Anonymous said...

That's typical, isn't it? Michael was doing well at the Theatre Royal so they got rid of him - this chap John was doing well at the Lido so they offered him no encouragement to stay. Who will be next?

Cpt Scott of the can't park it said...

I think Thanet has gone out for a while. It may be some time