YMCA building demolished
WITH THE TIP of the excavator’s bucket, a 135-year-old building and scores of memories tumbled at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) headquarters at Pinfold Street yesterday morning.
The demolition of the building, which had been derelict for some time, will make way for the construction of a car park, said YMCA second vice president Emerald Holder.
He told the SUNDAY SUN: “At the last annual general meeting that we had, which was in April this year, the general membership of the YMCA had given the board the go-ahead to demolish the building.
“That decision came out of the fact that the building has been derelict for quite some time, we are unable to have it insured and therefore it posed a general risk to our members and to the general public.” (LK)
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