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#1 by astoness , Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:11 am

just my opinon but surely there cant be many who would rather see this than the impressive building that was there before it...most of you will know the building if not i will tell you...pic 2 shows what we have lost..


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#2 by astoness , Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:15 am

its enough to make me weep..taken in 1957 just before it was demolished..no need to guess where it was just realised the location is on the photo..


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#3 by Stirling Single , Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:12 am

Lyn, I fully agree - This is more than enough to make one weep - What a beautiful building before it was demolished. All I can say is thankfully there are folk like yourself who continually take photos.
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#4 by The Mitz , Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:00 am

What happened in Britain between the late fifties and late 60's was appalling regarding the loss of beautiful buildings. We lost such a lot of grand architecture.


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#5 by astoness , Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:14 pm

totally agree with you lynn and mitz..


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#6 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:17 pm

What was so special about the 50s and 60s. our council will drop a building quicker than it can put the council tax up to pay for it.


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#7 by Slow Jo , Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:35 pm

They just don't care ,ride roughshod over anyone who gets in there way , call it progress.

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#8 by astoness , Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:28 pm

another of our greatest losses was the woodman pub easy row...demolished 1964 to make way for paradise circus..the exterior.. interior and the paintings on tiles were something to die for...the council should hang their heads in shame but of course they wont...


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#9 by Slow Jo , Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:33 pm

There will be no heritage left for our grandchildren to see.

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#10 by astoness , Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:45 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #9
There will be no heritage left for our grandchildren to see.



jo ive been saying that for years ...and the buildings they are slinging up now will never stand the test of time..soon as the design goes out of fashion (around 50 years max) down they will come and up will go another load of what i call throw away rubbish..[Frowning]


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#11 by Slow Jo , Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:54 pm

There are houses not far from me, there is not a brick in them above the first floor level,it's all plaster board breeze block and thin tiles,they put them up faster than I can put a tent up .LOL

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#12 by astoness , Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:03 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #11
There are houses not far from me, there is not a brick in them above the first floor level,it's all plaster board breeze block and thin tiles,they put them up faster than I can put a tent up .LOL


i agree jo..


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#13 by Slow Jo , Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:00 pm

In telford there is a part called lawley in the past few years they have built 1 thousand new houses,half of them are standing empty ,people can't get mortgages and the council can't afford to buy them ,to rent them out. It's ridiclous, when people are crying out for decent homes.

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#14 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:20 pm

Quote: The Mitz wrote in post #4
What happened in Britain between the late fifties and late 60's was appalling regarding the loss of beautiful buildings. We lost such a lot of grand architecture.

You are not kidding. Our wonderful Council built us a new library that would make any decent Architect sick. This however replaced our old Library which was a concrete monstrosity. The old Concrete monstrosity replaced a beautiful building that was obviously in someones way.


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