Time to stop moaning and enjoy Scunthorpe - our town
I OFTEN wonder why Scunthorpe people have such a chip on their shoulder regarding their town.
I certainly do not regard the High Street as the haunt of the less fortunate. In fact, I think there are some quite good shops there.
As for the drinkers, however much alcohol costs it would make no difference to them as a drink is top of their priorities and more often than not is the cause of their – and their families’ – poverty.
As for Jim Green’s comment that the Baths Hall was half empty for the Halle Orchestra’s visit, that does surprise me as when I lived in Rochester, the Central Hall there was always packed for any classical music concert and Scunthorpe is quite a large centre of population.
Perhaps there is something in what he says as apparently so-called comedians attract large audiences. I, for one, would not cross the road to listen to them.
Having said that, our town is as good as any other and better than most, so I suggest we all stop moaning about it and enjoy living here. - Robin Downs, Scunthorpe