Stairway To A Secure Future For The Redcar Literary Institute

The historic Redcar Literary Institute in Lord Street will stay in the frame for community use for years to come, thanks to community grant funding for a new fire escape.

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What happened?

Redcar Literary Institute, known as “The Lit”, was founded in 1896 by landowners for the education of locals and to provide them with games and meeting rooms.

Its use has remained this way ever since, but the condemning of its fire escape resulted in the biggest of three rooms – the main source of income to the club – being unable to be let.

The future looked bleak for those who use and enjoy the space, including dance and chess clubs, craft fayres and of course snooker enthusiasts.

Thanks to funding for the new fire escape, the room is in use again, providing a space for
the community to come together socially. Funding covered the dismantling and removal of the old structure and fitting of the new one.

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