Fire may have missed theatre costumes

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CARNOUSTIE Theatre Club are awaiting confirmation that they may have escaped the worst of the damage caused by last week’s shop fire.

On Friday evening a fire destroyed the premises of the Perfect Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service Ltd., and it was feared that around £2,000 of pantomime costumes belonging to the theatre club had been incinerated along with the rest of the stock.

According to Carnoustie Theatre Club president George Doherty it is normal practice to send the costumes to the Perfect Laundry for cleaning after their annual pantomime, which this year was ‘Dick Whittington and his cat’.

However, according to George, the club may escape the worst of the depredations. Speaking on Tuesday evening he said: “We’re still in discussions with Bill but it’s looking quite positive for us.

“Bill is still assessing the damage, but we think actually that our costumes might not have been affected.

“We might actually have got lucky here. Our initial feedback from Bill was that some of the work had already been done. We’re just waiting for confirmation.

“Of course, as a community group if there’s anything we can do to help him, we’ll do that.”

Around 30 firefighters fought the blaze which in addition to the Perfect Laundry also gutted the premises of the Carnoustie Country Larder and the now vacant Granite City Fish Ltd.