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just my opinon but surely there cant be many who would rather see this than the impressive building that was there before it...most of you will know the building if not i will tell you...pic 2 shows what we have lost..
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Lyn, I fully agree - This is more than enough to make one weep - What a beautiful building before it was demolished. All I can say is thankfully there are folk like yourself who continually take photos. Lynn.
another of our greatest losses was the woodman pub easy row...demolished 1964 to make way for paradise circus..the exterior.. interior and the paintings on tiles were something to die for...the council should hang their heads in shame but of course they wont...
Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #9There will be no heritage left for our grandchildren to see.
jo ive been saying that for years ...and the buildings they are slinging up now will never stand the test of time..soon as the design goes out of fashion (around 50 years max) down they will come and up will go another load of what i call throw away rubbish..
Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #11There are houses not far from me, there is not a brick in them above the first floor level,it's all plaster board breeze block and thin tiles,they put them up faster than I can put a tent up .LOL
In telford there is a part called lawley in the past few years they have built 1 thousand new houses,half of them are standing empty ,people can't get mortgages and the council can't afford to buy them ,to rent them out. It's ridiclous, when people are crying out for decent homes.
Quote: The Mitz wrote in post #4What happened in Britain between the late fifties and late 60's was appalling regarding the loss of beautiful buildings. We lost such a lot of grand architecture.
You are not kidding. Our wonderful Council built us a new library that would make any decent Architect sick. This however replaced our old Library which was a concrete monstrosity. The old Concrete monstrosity replaced a beautiful building that was obviously in someones way.