The location

By mrswoolybill
The location for yesterday's upload . (The mattresses are piled up on the left in the main upload.)
Two old social club premises have been lying empty for years by Blaydon roundabout. I have looked down on them hundreds of times from the bus and thought - I can't see any fencing round that lot...
We finally got round to exploring recently. This is the Grand Entrance to one of the clubs. It's a fine building, it deserves a bit more dignity.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Black and white Grunge Blaydon

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23 Apr 2019 7:52AM
The dead buildings cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living souls to do so for them.

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23 Apr 2019 7:57AM
A lost glory...
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2095 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2019 7:57AM
Thanks early birds - and thanks Ollie for the UA.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2019 8:02AM
A fine set, Moira. There were a couple like this in my area and they've since been converted into apartments which is better then letting them rot away.

Super set. Love the lead GrinGrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2019 8:36AM
Well photographed Moira. As photographers we are often attracted to decaying buildings but I find it sad that this one is in such a state; both from a social and from an architectural point of view.

23 Apr 2019 8:41AM
The power that be will leave this till it's past saving and blame cuts and the government will blame councils for wasting money and then the building will fall down and there will be an outcry and nothing will be done.

cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
23 Apr 2019 9:01AM
I blame the Government...well, everyone else does😁😁😁
23 Apr 2019 9:53AM
V1 works best for me, Moira.

RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2019 10:01AM
Are they after new members by any chance?Blush
23 Apr 2019 10:11AM
I suppose they're no longer sociable in Blaydon then.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2095 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2019 10:31AM

Quote:I suppose they're no longer sociable in Blaydon then.

They've got a drive-through McDonalds, a tanning parlour and an amusement arcade - what more do you need?
23 Apr 2019 10:47AM
A tattoo parlour of course. And at least five betting shops.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
23 Apr 2019 11:25AM
Always sad to see buildings that many enjoy a good night out in this state - but it does make for interesting photography 👍
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
23 Apr 2019 2:01PM
What a waste. I agree with needs to be saved. Does the historical trust only save the posh buildings?
I think in this area, we have learned a lesson, some of the towns and cities in my state are trying to recondition the business buildings on the Main streets with quite a bit of success. They have been repurposed into living space, new businesses and art and dance venues.
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
23 Apr 2019 4:13PM
A "des res?" TV and on-line-streaming has a lot to answer for. When the new drink and driving limits came in there was a sharp drop-off in our Golf Club sales as we were about two miles out of town.
Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
23 Apr 2019 5:26PM
Always a shame to see these places abandoned and left to go derelict, although they are intriguing to explore, I have always wanted to break into Clipstone colliery to explore and take photos.

Best Matt
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 36 Norway
23 Apr 2019 5:46PM
Working Men's clubs, Wheeltappers & Shunters territory. From an era never to return. Progress isn't all it's made up to be...
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
23 Apr 2019 6:25PM
Looks like a great building for a drop of urbexing Moira.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
23 Apr 2019 8:13PM
You. need some Amish --- they will refurb and use an old building in a jiffy!
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2019 2:14AM
Excellent images...
Isabel GrinGrin
24 Apr 2019 12:52PM
A very sorry state of affairs Moira , well documented
24 Apr 2019 5:27PM
Exciting work!!!!


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