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READER LETTERS: Railway museum? Gym? More ideas for future of town's iconic railway building

PUBLISHED: 09:05 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:12 17 April 2019

Bouncers bar, Cromer, when it was open in 2014. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Bouncers bar, Cromer, when it was open in 2014. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2014

The future of the former Cromer Beach Railway Station building in Holt Road has been the subject of much debate.

The site of the former Bouncers nightclub, next to Cromer Railway Station. Picture: STUART ANDERSONThe site of the former Bouncers nightclub, next to Cromer Railway Station. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

The historic building was last open to the public in its incarnation as Bouncers nightclub, but has lain empty since 2015.

Here, two more readers share their thoughts on what should happen to the iconic address.

Building would make a great gym

Regarding the story 'Discussions ongoing over Cromer's former Bouncer nightclub's future (www.northnorfolknews.co.uk, April 3) I personally think this building would make an amazing gym, perhaps incorporating a soft play area for children as it is spacious enough.

The former Bouncers building, when it was known as Cromer Beach Railway Station, in 1966. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARYThe former Bouncers building, when it was known as Cromer Beach Railway Station, in 1966. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Please no more cafes though, surely 32 in little Cromer is more than enough.

Do we really need anymore charity shops either? A gym bringing the community together and bringing health benefits to all .

AMANDA DUNHAM

Tucker street

Cromer

How about a railway museum?

Why not turn the former Bouncers nightclub into a railway museum based on Cromer's railway history?

I mean, it was Cromer Beach station on the old M&GN network, so why not sell it back to the railway and let someone like the North Norfolk Railway have it and turn it in to a museum?

Cromer used to have two other stations as well as this one and has a lot of history that people should be made aware of (its tunnel, the viaducts at Runton etc). The old Marriott signal box is still in situ at Cromer station but disconnected from the main network. Maybe the building could also be tied in with this as well as it's so close by? Members from the M&GN society have the signal box open one Saturday a month I believe? Anyway, that's my suggestion.

EMMA ROMAINE

Dunns Lane

North Creake

MORE: READER LETTER: 'We all need a laugh, so why not transform former nightclub?'

-What do you think? To share your views on this issue and others, write to nnn.letters@archant.co.uk

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