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Decline and fall

By Ericsamson
Missed Film Friday so Celluloid Saturday it'll have to be. 🥴
An image of 'The Severn Stars'; what was once a thriving and popular pub in our town has gone the way of so many others. Not being much of a drinker I've never been in it but it's a terrible shame to see it in this state. I took the photographs last week and noticed that some heavy machinery was parked up around the back. I suspect its days are numbered.
Taken using the Pentax SuperProgram using Kodak 400 ASA film; I had left the camera on 200 ASA from the previous film. What a pillock! Lucky not to have had any serious duds! 🤣
Best wishes to all, G. 🙂

Tags: Architecture Derelict building Boarded up Celluloid Saturday The Seven Stars pub

Voters: mike9005, elousteve, gwynn56 and 36 more

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5 Feb 2022 10:51PM
You clearly don't know your ASA from your elbow 😄

Love to know why ASA became ISO and DIN disappeared

I couldn't imagine using film these days. Full marks for your endeavours

Colin 😊
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
6 Feb 2022 12:00AM
Another pub has to close, Covid or lack of money by the drinkers. I think it will get worse before it gets any better, if ever! I do not think it makes a great difference from rating it at 400 instead of 200 asa, Graham. The film has a bit of latitude, and PhotoShop can usually sort it out!
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
6 Feb 2022 12:14AM
Sad to see popular places has to lock down Graham.
Two fine film photos.

Arne Smile
6 Feb 2022 7:43AM
Love the Roman style doorway, Graham a very interesting frontage.
But, like the Romans, the downfall of this pub is inevitable.
Unless it's a listed building of course.
Thankfully, bulldozers make good subject matter for photography.

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
6 Feb 2022 8:40AM
Last orders have been called, and "Time, Gentlemen, please! Let's be having your glasses! Haven't you got homes to go to?" The final landlord's lock-in has finished and the glasses collected for the last time...

I'll raise my glass in salute later...
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2022 9:16AM
Sad to see the building in this state Graham. I never thought pubs would go out of fashion. How times change.

Times a changing indeed Graham!
brian17302 Plus
11 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2022 10:24AM
This a familiar story--pub closes down, gets demolished & replaced by a block of flats
mistere Plus
9 24 7 England
6 Feb 2022 10:28AM
Sad to see another thriving business biting the dust. Hardly surprising with this place though. How were the customers supposed to get in, they've boarded up the windows and blocked the door. Blush
leo_nid 6 12
6 Feb 2022 10:32AM
“Will there be any bartenders up there in Heaven, will the pubs never close?”
~ Richard Thompson
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6 Feb 2022 1:04PM
Sad to see, Graham!
I suspect the next 'Entertainment' will be a free view of its demolition!!

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
6 Feb 2022 1:24PM
So sad to see pubs go like this 😢 There's a pub I pass on going uptown on the bus, just before getting into the city centre, been there donkey's years, and it's been closed for quite some time, and recently it's all been boarded up like this. Another old pub uptown has recently gone the same way. My local pub closed down several years ago and is now a Tesco Express. What's the world coming to? 😳
Trev 😀
KingArthur 16 8 1 Malta
6 Feb 2022 3:02PM
Very interesting Graham, pity to be left in this sad state

Joe Smile
bluesandtwos 13 544 1 England
6 Feb 2022 9:37PM
Once a pub reaches the depths of having to show live sport it's doomed....unless it really is live, like darts or skittles of course!

17 Feb 2022 5:14AM
My kind of capture old and decrepit buildings !! Very sorry to hear of the circumstances in this case Graham .....if walls could talk !!!
cheers walt
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
1 Mar 2022 1:04PM
sad to see Sad

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