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Gone but not Forgotten

mookster

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It might be a useful tool to have a thread dedicated to places that have either been demolished, are in the process of getting demolished or those locations that are being renovated so you can get your skates on and see them. As is the nature of this hobby things can change for a location very quickly, one day you can be exploring it and the next contractors have moved in to tear it down or it gets burned by bored mindless idiots.​

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Over the last year or so we lost a few well known sites, so if you have any of these pencilled into your plans I'd remove them. Other members feel free to add details of places you know are gone, or going, to save people a wasted journey and disappointment.​

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Pianoforte, Roade - totally demolished.​

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Villa Wallfahrt/Das, Belgium - under renovation​

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Val Benoit University Mechanics Institute, Belgium - part demolished, parts under complete renovation.​

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RAF Upper Heyford - pretty much totally demolished, although tours of the semi-live airfield side are still available and highly recommended.​

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Sileby Maltings - being renovated​

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Centrale Thermique, Luxembourg - demolished​

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Angel Croft Hotel, Lichfield - being converted​

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George Dyke Drop Forging, WIllenhall - totally demolished​

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Foster Bros. Mill, Gloucester - totally destroyed in an arson attack​

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Bellerbys College, Wadhurst - being converted

 


 


 

These are only from places I visited myself, I'm sure there are many more out there which you guys and girls know of that are recently 'no longer'. It could save someone a wasted trip.
 
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Useful thread that mate, nice one! Few places on there i visited a while ago and didn't even know they had gone!! Like George Dykes :(

Maybe this could go into themed threads?

 
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Sounds like a good idea :)

Will look through my pictures and see if I have any relevant information. 

 
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Useful thread that mate, nice one! Few places on there i visited a while ago and didn't even know they had gone!! Like George Dykes :(

Maybe this could go into themed threads?

I was debating where would be the most suitable spot, was torn between those two if I'm honest.

George Dyke was torn down very quickly and quietly, nothing left now :(

Of course the other biggy I should mention although I obviously have no photos of is Millenium Mills, it's been totally stripped back to it's bare concrete skeleton internally ready for conversion. The one that got away...

 

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I've moved this into the themed threads area, and renamed it "gone but not forgotten" as I think it suits the theme better. (y)  

 
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I've moved this into the themed threads area, and renamed it "gone but not forgotten" as I think it suits the theme better. (y)  

Fair play :)

 
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While I'm here there is another I'm asked about on a semi-frequent basis which ends up with me disappointing the askers when I inform them it's sadly demolished.

De La Rue High Security Printworks, High Wycombe demolished in 2012.





 
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