Letter submitted by email
Several years ago on a visit to Whitby we were told by the landlord of a local public house that if we continued to drink in the street and not move back inside the pub that the police would be called. We were causing no harm to anyone and just wanted to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.
Upon my next visit to Whitby I saw roughly 100+ goths drinking in the street outside 2 public houses on the upper end of Flowergate. I have nothing against the goths, they seem to really liven up Whitby. However I do wonder why the local landlords and constabulary work on a policy of double standards when it comes to the goths.
It appears to be a case of one rule for them and another rule for all other visitors to the town. Whay should this be, as I for one do not think it is very fair at all.