20th September 2018
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Memories are made of this (Lucy Peterson)

On reading your paper recently I was astounded and surprised that the council is contemplating the closing of Freefield Centre.

On my visits to Shetland I enjoyed going there and meeting old and new friends. We had a nice three-course dinner plus tea and biscuits and a nice group of ladies who did the cooking. It was interesting to meet folk from the country and have a chat with them and find out where they were from.

I live in the sooth noo but I’m a Lerwick lass and the Freefield area was where I was born – just behind where the centre is now there was a row of cottages called the Kondike Cottages, and on the corner was the Coffee House, which had a walkway with a railing in front and an overhanging veranda like in a western film.

Another outing was to the restaurant at the fisheries college in Scalloway where there was a good menu of fish etc and where we had our last school reunion.

So please council, would you reconsider this matter, so that on my next visit I won’t be disappinted.

Lucy Peterson
40 Eric Street,
Keighley,
West Yorkshire.

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