Letters – Redcar Footpaths – A letter to the editor RSG

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 11/02/1876


 To the Editor of the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette.

Sir, – It seems a pity that one of our main footpaths should be in such a disgraceful state as the one leading from the residence of Dr. Bennett in High Street, towards the Railway Station, and the Central Hall, for last evening, in passing through this mud lake I saw a person trying to evade it by walking on the slippery, sloping kerbstone, when down he came on his beam ends into a pool of filthy mud, and I can assure you so quick was he up again that I really thought the water must have been hot; yes, sir, boiling hot, for instantly on recovering his feet he placed his hand on and unmentionable part, and when in sympathy I asked if he was much worse, the answer was “Spoiled my pants through the “Board of Filth.” Could there not, sir, be a load or two of gravel laid down there, but if this is too expensive perhaps the Board would allow a few of the bricks to be thrown over the adjoining railings to serve for stepping stones?


Yours truly,                                                                A Pedestrian.


Redcar, February 9th, 1876.


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