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Benwell

Discussion in 'photo' started by Mr Cat, May 5, 2008.

  1. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat pfm Member

  2. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    Mr Cat

    Was struck by your set, so google-earthed Benwell. There are a couple of pictures of the area and school there in 1977 on GE that you might be interested in, if you haven't looked already.

    Jonathan
     
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Great set. What's the story there? It's unusual to see a whole area abandoned like that, it gives the pictures a real post apocalypse kind of feel.

    Tony.
     
  4. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    There's that cone again!
     
  5. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    that guy in the white van seems to be following you.

    it might be the cone man!

    vuk.
     
  6. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    c'mon tony, i thought you'd be the first to say thatcherism.


    vuk.
     
  7. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat pfm Member

    cheers guys - not sure of the exact story (must look it up) but most of the houses were as far as I know privately owned, but a lot of the whole area has been rundown and is in the (slow) process of being redeveloped...wouldn't want to live there now- rough as hell..!
     
  8. cliffpatte

    cliffpatte Speed camera anarchist

    I also know that area well. My brothers lived not far from there - oddly enough sequentially occupying the same house. It was privately owned and the rented it.
     

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