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The Billy Banks Estate,Penarth rear Cardiff..visited 2012

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I really enjoyed this explore wandering around this wonderful example of 60`s Social Housing,and it even won an award according to the history.

All demolished as of the end of 2012..

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And that was the late Billy Banks

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