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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:36 PM   #261
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some good news... hadlow castle tower is being restored. the bad news, the rest of it was demolished.



the beached u boat at hastings... hastings even laid on tours of the inside of the u boat for tourists but unfortunately the batteries started to leak poisonous gas and they had to close it. i suspect it would still be there otherwise.

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Old November 28th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #262
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Wolverhampton Wholesale Markets

1973:
All photos from www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk





From lostwolverhampton.co.uk:




Replaced with (I think):

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Old November 28th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #263
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When you showed the first colour picture I thought it was still there and let out a sigh of relief. Then you dropped THAT on us.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #264
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Dudley Hippodrome (Theatre) (And the Plaza cinema)

Before:


Birmingham Mail

Then:

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Ian Grundy

After:

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Ell R Brown

Will be demolished soon if the museum and the council have their way, which is ironic, considering what the Black Country Museum is all about.

Yes, in it's current form, it is an eyesore. But it is an eyesore because it is in this state... do it up and it won't be.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #265
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Whilst it would be good to see a new use found, the loss of the former Hippodrome won't be particularly galling as there is a far better building of the period preserved in much better condition on the opposite site of the road.

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Old January 26th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #266
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What's the story behind that beached U-boat?
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Old January 27th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #267
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It was being towed after capture I believe, they lost control of it and it ended up on Hastings Beach.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 05:09 PM   #268
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Theatre Royal, Birmingham, 1776-1902, 1902-1956


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Th...am_in_1780.jpg


http://theironroom.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/351/
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Demolished 1902, replaced with:


http://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum...ad.php?t=34680


http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Birming...Birmingham.htm

Demolished 1956 and replaced with a now demolished Woolworths.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #269
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This:

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Hastings, all gone



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Old March 4th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #270
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The original Royal Infirmary - pulled down in 1975 and replaced with a shopping precinct

















VENICE ON HUMBER!!









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Old March 5th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #271
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Fordhouses village, now Wolverhampton

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Now:
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=bra...2,3.62,,0,0.07

The Grapevine and The Old Vine

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Now:

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my goodness the 1970s were a grim time!
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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #273
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Around 1965, Macclesfield.

And a few years later we had this DDI compliant beauty...

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Old March 8th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #274
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Old March 8th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #275
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Around 1965, Macclesfield.

And a few years later we had this DDI complaint beauty...

I looked this up as I couldnt believe it had been demolished in the 60's turns out it was, the 1860's though

https://sites.google.com/site/oldmac.../town-centre-2
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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #276
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My goodness.....I though Belfast had lost a lot of buildings, thanks to the Blitz, bad planning and the IRA. Then I see what was demolished in Glasgow, absolutely shocking!! I actually can't get over how much of Glasgow's architecture was destroyed.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 07:01 PM   #277
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Birmingham New Street upon opening (as "Grand Central Railway Station")


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Old April 12th, 2013, 08:31 AM   #278
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The bridge is a full of the beauty of life. These photos make me nostalgic for the small village. I was born that is typical of the 18th century building.
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Old August 7th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #279
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I felt moved to show a few pictures of my old home town, Luton. I think it sums up the overall mood in Britain towards architecture, especially in some of the old Shire market towns...

Much maligned of late, Luton used to be a decent town, with some fine old buildings and a lot of history to boot.... then along came the 60's and the fashion for mall shopping and a love affair with the motor car....

60's view of Castle Street



Now - much of what was demolished was to make way for an inner ring road, in the 70's. As long as I can remember this area has been largely undeveloped since, and the scars of the 70's ring road still remain...



Just up the road from here we have Stuart Street - again below, 1960's, before the inner ring road came... Note the old building on the left, which was the old court house.



Now - all of the buildings on the right have gone, and most have gone from the left... The old court house survived the road changes, but like many buildings of this age it suffered one of those mysterious fires and was demolised for an NCP car park.



All the intimacy of the streets in this neighbourhood has been lost, and the town is much the poorer for it.
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Old August 7th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #280
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...but pretty typical
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