Owen Barritt (hmmm_tea) wrote,
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The Power of Facebook to bring Colour to Listed Buildings

So, it seems that Homebase have given Carlisle station a temporary redecoration, including arm chairs on the platforms and this amazing paint scheme on the bridge:

(Lots more photos in the facebook group this was taken from)

As with anything people feel vaguely strongly about a facebook group was set up as if it was a formal petition. Now, I would be one of the first to argue that facebook groups are no replacement for other forms of protest, but when they get large enough they do have a habit of being listened to and this one seems to be no exception.

According to the Cumberland News, Virgin have responded to say they will be retaining some elements of the redesign (although it is a listed building so they can't keep them all).

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