Re: Re: Olympia Theatre Portico

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So sad about the portico. Was much of the coloured glass smashed?
Ironically the theatre got planning permission last year for various work including the refurbishment of the portico & widening of the pavement there by a metre (Ref. 5880/03). Portico damage probably wouldn’t have happened had that been done by now cos the truck backing out of the lane would have backed a bit further in a straight line to reach the road & so would’ve missed it. But as fin used to say it’s academic now cos it’s already happened.
It should be refurbished according to the principles of best conservation practice – with the emphasis on retaining maximum original fabric & minimum replacementof original material. Far as I know the DCC Conservation Oficer was down after it hapopened.

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