Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Crescent in Ilkley Closes ?

Messages posted on the Ilkley forum claim that the bailiffs came to The Crescent this morning and evicted members of staff who lived there, then changed the locks and shut the place down.

I will try to pop uptown when I finish work and see for myself if the rumours are true.

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  1. all true im afraid!

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  2. Yes, notices on the doors say closed until further notice.

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  3. What's the Crescent, for the benefit of us non-locals?

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  4. http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/news_local/4175998.Shock_as_landmark_Ilkley_hotel_shuts/

    It's a famous local hotel, and a wonderful bit of architecture.

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  5. Thanks for the link. I alwways feel sad when things like this happen. Hopefully the rumour about turning it into flats is bogus and it will reopen as a hotel under new ownership. And hopefully the staff can all find work and somewhere to live quickly.

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