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Going Going Gone

By achieverswales
Thank you all for your great comments and votes yesterday, after a few questions arose yesterday about how old were the flats! I asked around today about them, they are about 48 years old, not really old for a property when there are so many waiting for accommodation! If you look at the last but one photo the flats behind the lady are the ones being demolished the last photo was taken by me a few years ago for a local newspaper of the Summer Fate. What I do not understand is why these are being torn down and as far as I can see not being replaced, it does not make sense to me.

Tags: Photo journalism Houses Digger Demolision

Voters: Jocelia, abeeror2, debu and 37 more

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Jocelia 10 2 1 Australia
30 Nov 2012 12:43AM
Lovely skies in these demo shots Trev……..Jocelia
debu 12 India
30 Nov 2012 2:24AM
Lovely set of images.
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
30 Nov 2012 3:51AM
Great photos Trev !! I would love to spend time in V6 !
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
30 Nov 2012 5:59AM
Excellent demolition reportage, Trev, well captured. Carol
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 7:39AM
As Carol says a great reported set of images with their colourful
backgrounds Trev
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 7:58AM
Interesting set with version 1 being my favourite Trev.

It is strange that they were only built in 1964 and are being being demolished?

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
30 Nov 2012 8:55AM
very good reportage of their final demise, Trev: seems odd that there are no plans for redevelopment.
30 Nov 2012 9:09AM
Super set Trev, cannot pick a favourite like them all,
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:40AM
Another cracking set of photographs Trev, plenty to look at and take in. Very hard to choose my favourite as they all had me keeling over.

Regards Nathan
30 Nov 2012 9:49AM
good reportage its probably best you dont know why they been torn down probably a council screw up

anyway good set

Trev_B 15 151 68 England
30 Nov 2012 10:35AM
Must be every school boys dream to be in control of a wrecker like this!

Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 10:52AM
Diggers at Dusk! So many different skies to highlight
the demolition.
Good image of mother and child with said houses behind
and as they were!
Ah well that's progress!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
30 Nov 2012 12:58PM
Another fine set, Trev, and a great follow-up to yesterday's upload. On going into the centre of Wakefield from where I live you pass the old DHSS building (or could) which has always been an eyesore. It's long been empty, and over the last few weeks they have been demolishing it, and only a bit remained this morning when going into town. If I'd have thought, I should have recorded its demolition as you have here!
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 1:13PM
Very good reportage, lovely sunny day in V5!
Tibetan 9 3 England
30 Nov 2012 3:29PM
Well Trev, the end result was worth it, seeing as Ca-Moron and co. are trying and taking playing fields away to build on and take the public money, to fill the empty coffers, good bit of social history there, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Growmore 13 4 3 England
30 Nov 2012 4:17PM
Dam good demo captures and good reported story Trev.
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 4:31PM
Have you flicked through V1 to V4? ExcellentGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
30 Nov 2012 6:47PM
The variety of skies grab my attention Trev - are they real? or have you created them? Whatever it's a great set.
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
30 Nov 2012 7:31PM
Great set with lovely skySmile
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
30 Nov 2012 8:09PM
Thanks everyone, Joan V1 was the sky as taken, the rest with a bit of fiddling in Topaz Adjust but all original sky.


Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 12:18AM
That's gone for sure! Grin Love the smiles in V5 and the green of V6! Grin
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 7:53AM
Another excellent sequence Trev - I hope something better soon replaces them

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