As the Olympic Torch’s visit to Whitby will be a once in a lifetime experience, surely that would have made a better headline for the Whitby Gazette on Friday 15 June.
Making sure everyone knew the time and route of the relay would have ensured that the maximum number of people turned out to watch the spectacle.
After bemoaning the lack of any celebration for the Diamond Jubilee, the Gazette could have played its part in whipping up some Olympic spirit, as we surely all need something to cheer us up in these austere times.
Many of our customers when buying their copy of the paper have expressed their surprise that the event was not heralded and so I am passing on my own and their opinions.
Teresa Richardson, Holman’s Bookshop, Whitby by email