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  1. Great Yarmouth, or more accurately just Yarmouth is a typically tacky seaside town with mile upon mile of the stereotypical kind of tat and tasteless amusement arcades you only find on the shorelines of England. The kind of establishments that have lightweight wooden chairs that only the elderly find comfortable. If you ever get the chance to visit, politely decline at all costs! We had the misfortune of accidentally finding ourselves at a lose end in the area, the terrible weather on that drab Sunday morning only added to the misery, but the Winter Gardens, by its very nature, provided a nice bit of shelter from the pouring rain and anorak-clad diehard candyfloss eaters... A relic from the heyday of the English beach holiday, it is one of the few remaining places along the seafront to retain any of the Victorian charm that (probably) once adorned the town. It's basically just a big conservatory, so don't get excited! It has a bit of ok-ish ironwork and that's about it. But, if you like wearing wigs, climbing on shit and getting inside stuff that you're not supposed to go in, then this place is lots of fun, a satisfying playground for those of us who, to quote Leicestershire Police, have "anti-social" tendencies. Visited with @SpiderMonkey, Brewtal and a crazy lady named Jane! I'm sure they are so proud to have this mess in such a prominent position on their seafront Over the hoarding is even worse Inside is a bit better, if you're a fan of lightweight wooden chairs that only the elderly find comfortable. Dick! I bet the old dears loved this tropical island of seats. "Ohh look Dorris, let's sit under the palm trees. I've never been abroad" It felt just like a real jungle Surely not comfortable? They don't look old enough. Beep Dop Bappabop (that's robot speak for "Hey there, let me cup your balls") Of course there's a bistro! Right, fuck this shit.... Fun time! Not bad for 20p! On that note it was time to find somewhere worth visiting... But even the KFC had lightweight wooden bloody chairs that only the elderly find comfortable.
  2. Info... The Winter Gardens is a Grade II* listed building in Morecambe, Lancashire. Designed by architects Mangnall and Littlewood, with Frank Matcham as a consulting architect, it was originally built as the Victoria Pavilion Theatre in 1897 and was an extension to the existing Winter Gardens complex, which has since been demolished. The theatre closed to the public in 1977 and was listed the same year. It is considered to be one of Morecambe's most significant features, and a campaign for its restoration has been ongoing since 1986. The Victoria Pavilion Theatre was built in 1897 as part of an existing complex. Dating from 1878, the original complex included seawater baths, bars and a ballroom. In the 1950s, the Winter Gardens were taken over by Moss Empires, however declining profits in the following decades led to its closure in 1977. Although the theatre building that remains today was listed the same year, the ballroom building was demolished in 1982. In 2008, as part of an appraisal of the Morecambe Conservation Area, the Winter Gardens were listed as one of the area's most significant features, as the main example of the remnants of the resort’s nineteenth century entertainment buildings. In 2008, the Winter Gardens were featured on the tenth series of the ghost hunting show Most Haunted. They returned in October 2009, when the Winter Gardens was opened to the public as the live audience venue for the eight consecutive nights of the Most Haunted Live! broadcast. The Friends of the Winter Gardens were formed in 1986 to represent the interests of the building, and campaigned for its preservation and restoration. In 2006, the Friends formed a charitable trust company, The Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust (Ltd), to purchase the Winter Gardens. In 2009, Lancaster City Council applied for a grant from the government's Sea Change programme, which is intended to promote regeneration in coastal towns. The grant of £4m would have resulted in the trust receiving matching funding from the North West Development Agency (NSWDA), and allowed them to apply for a further £4.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This would have brought them close to the total needed to complete the refurbishment, however in November 2009 it was announced that their bid was unsuccessful. Visited with Judderman62. Thanks...
  3. Visited with Scattergun and Stussy (and 2 non members) The station was opened on 10 August 1896 by the Glasgow Central Railway. The station building was on ground level, and the platforms were underground, beneath the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. It was closed between 1 January 1917 and 2 March 1919 due to wartime economy, and closed permanently to passengers on 6 February 1939, with the line being closed on 5 October 1964 cheers
  4. Visited this site with Frosty, Muffie, Fortknox0 and my misses. After seeing the place a year ago i have been meaning to get down and photograph it or a while now. After a night of random bits and pieces we were amazed to find this place open! I think it will be sealed pretty soon as it is currently still in use. Right, very little is known about this site but it is believed that it originates from WW2 when it was used as an air raid shelter. This is slightly hard to believe as it is only approx. 12ft underground with an air shaft every couple of meters along! All the tunnels are used for now are to house a pump for an above water feature. The condition of the tunnels is good and they are of a good size. If anyone has any information they could add then please do Anyway...on with the pictures This is one of the original doors now left to decay on the tunnel floor. this was the primary entrance into the system of tunnels, now sealed up. this is just to the left of the original entrance... along with this. the first part of the tunnel is a common construction type seen in many WW2 air raid shelters in the area but then a very different construction type is used in the second half of the tunnel. The two methods can clearly be seen here. longest tunnel in the complex Showing more of the tunnel system thanks for taking the time to view my report, i hope you enjoyed reading it
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