The Pink Floyd frontman Dave Gilmour has triggered angry protests with a plans to demolish a Victorian bathhouse to make way for a new home.
Gilmour and his wife Polly Samson want to knock down Medina House, a former Turkish bath built in 1894 on the seafront in Hove, East Sussex, to build a home for their family of eight children.
However, residents are outraged at the prospect of a piece of local history being destroyed, and have pinned a message reading “We don’t need no demolition” to the building — paraphrasing the lyrics from Pink Floyd’s smash hit Another Brick…
The note, which asks Mr Gilmour to “leave our ‘hood alone”, is signed off by the words “Save Hove From Property Tycoons”.Get Our APP
Mrs Samson moved to the city in 2009 and is said to have been keen to restore the building to its former glory before architectural reviews revealed that it is not salvageable.
The bath house was closed in the 1940s and the building was deployed as a makeshift hospital during the Second World War.
Squatters from an art group called Chalk Circle occupied the building in 1999 and were allowed to stay there until 2006, when they were evicted due to complaints from residents about noise and rubbish.
Sources: times.co.uk and telegraph.co.uk