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Old August 6th, 2005, 11:06 PM   #1
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West midlands Tower Blocks 2

Not to everyones taste but the old thread had a healthy post count and regular contributions so here is WMTB part 2. I'm gonna end up sticking all my old photo's on here but we'll start with some proper oldies

Castle Vale 1968



Duddeston/Aston flats 1953


Construction in Newtown 1967


Ladywood 1968


Tame Valley, Castle Bromwich 1968


Walsall 1962 (this is a big ****** so you're just getting the link)

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Old August 6th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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Back to present day...the mighty Hamilton House in Smethwick





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Old August 6th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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Some of hamilton House's neighbours



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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:42 AM   #4
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Ere, check these out:


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Old August 7th, 2005, 02:11 AM   #5
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A few Edgbaston blocks





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Old August 8th, 2005, 11:12 PM   #6
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Ladywood Blocks


Salisbury Tower


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Old August 9th, 2005, 03:16 PM   #7
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Black Country towers to fall Aug 9 2005







Two tower blocks in Walsall have been approved for demolition in the latest phase of a regeneration project.

The board of Central Walsall Housing Trust gave the go-ahead to plans to demolish Scrimshaw House and Taylor House, at Pleck, which means all six tower blocks on the site are to come down.

Stansbury House and Marshall House have already been cleared, and the housing trust is helping the last remaining tenant to find an alternative property, and those living in Darby House and Wesley House are in the process of moving to new accommodation.

The housing trust is now helping people living in Scrimshaw House and Taylor House to find suitable new homes before the blocks are made secure, ready for demolition.

Gary Fulford, chief executive of Central Walsall Housing Trust, commented: "It's excellent news that approval has now been given for the demolition of all six tower blocks at Pleck.

"The area deserves major regeneration and clearing the site will mean that we can continue to work with residents to decide how the whole area should be developed in the years to come."

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Old August 9th, 2005, 10:51 PM   #8
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Oh cool they're all being blown up. That should be quite a sight coz they're quite a close little cluster of 6 blocks, four of them 17 storeys and the remaning two 12 storeys. I have got pictures of them but this is the only one I can find at the moment.

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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:50 AM   #9
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they all going?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:56 AM   #10
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Two we're going to be saved and be refurbished and reclad but as Woody's article says they're now coming down with the other 4. In all honesty the area's a complete shithole and needs to be torn down and rebuilt.
The flats can be seen on your right as you go up the M6 northbound and Ikea's to your left just past J9. I'll try to keep an eye on this to see when they're coming down coz it will be one hell of a spectacle.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 01:27 AM   #11
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I know walsall roughly, are these the blocks in that pic you posted on the old brum thread?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 01:34 AM   #12
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No those are the Paddock flats near the town centre. On the map below, Pleck is in the bottom left hand corner and the blocks are about 6mm NE of the 'k' in Pleck on that crossroads
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Old August 10th, 2005, 02:04 AM   #13
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nice one cheers mate
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Old August 10th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #14
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The only time any of you lot pay attention to this thread is when a load of blocks are gonna be blown to bits
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Old August 12th, 2005, 01:27 AM   #15
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Here's that big mutha in Newtown, don't know the name of it though, sorry!







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Old August 15th, 2005, 11:35 AM   #16
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I thought they could have saved a couple of those blocks in Pleck.Until three years ago one of my best mates lived in Oxford St (in the shadow of these blocks).They were always run down but the council should have followed West Brom's Lyng regeneration plan.A lot of the blocks have been spruced up and have been given better security.People can't wait to get in them.Smiley,do you the Brown Lion pub which is on the Wednesbury Road (just in front of these flats)?It has(had)a wonderful facade....lovely tiling.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 12:14 PM   #17
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Yeah I know the Brown Lion Nacho though I've never been in it....even though I agree it has got a beautiful facade it fits in with the general area quite well and looks a really uninviting place.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 12:45 PM   #18
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Smiley do you mean inviting or uninviting ?
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Old August 15th, 2005, 01:06 PM   #19
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Definitely uninviting.....it's probably just the area but I've never felt the urge to go in there for a quick pint
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No,it's not a great area for pubs.....continuing down the road towards Darlaston is much better.
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