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Postby pushbutton » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:40 am

Here's a collection of short clips showing happier times at Pontins Blackpool (unfortunately youtube has disabled the audio but it's still worth watching)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC3EqXOC ... re=related
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Postby Joker » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:45 pm

Weather much better this week.

Nothing on the South side been touched since last week

Apart from the block of chalets at the far end at the rear of the camp have been given the plastic sheeting treatment.

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Postby pushbutton » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:38 am

Great photos again thanks Joker. Looks like there's not very much left really, especially on the north side.
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Postby minehead forever » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:41 am

wish they'd get rid of the chalets at the front then it'll be easier to nosey in,keep getting shoes full of sand climbing the flipping dunes to peer in. :)
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Postby pushbutton » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:05 am

When they get rid of the chalets at the front there will be pretty much nothing worth "noseying in" for, surely!

Just little piles of rubble here and there.
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Postby Joker » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:39 pm

Bit more gone.

The plastic sheeting has been removed from the rear chalet line.


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Postby pushbutton » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:17 am

I've often thought I wouldn't mind working in the demolition trade myself, but I could never bring myself to actually be involved in demolishing a holiday camp.

They could sack me if they liked. I just wouldn't do it! In fact I'd chain myself to the walls!
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Postby Joker » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:46 am

This weeks installment of the Blackpool Pontins Demise.

Yet another chalet block been wrapped in plastic sheeting, this time with a van parked alongside from Forest Environmentalwho specialise in asbestos removal.

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Postby pushbutton » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:37 am

I sometimes find it interesting to observe the different methods of demolition. The large building in the last photo has the roof perfectly intact but no walls whatsoever and only minimal support pillars.

Other times the roof is the first thing to go, which sort of seems more logical (to demolish from the top). Maybe they're going to be using that roof as a shelter for the demolition crew until everything else is gone, much as they did with an entry canopy to the Minehead Beachcomber building, which was left standing after the surrounding walls had gone.
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Postby Joker » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:44 pm

A day early as I'm busy tomorrow.

Bad news Andy your building has gone !

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Postby pushbutton » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:56 am

Excellent (but of course sad) photos once again thanks Joker!

Looks like by next week reception will be gone.
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Postby Denise » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:50 pm

Found this thread the other week after wondering if work had started on Pontins site. Without being lynched (lol) I holidayed at Pontins Blackpool every year from the age of 5 upto 2 years ago (in total 35 years). I have many fond memories of the place especially of my late mum, so to see it be demolished is truly heartbreaking for me. Although I have to admit in the last 10 years it has gone really downhill. 'In the olden days' it was THE place to stay with fab family entertainment, as has Butlins, but I must say in recent years the 'family' has been neglected and we had to resort to going into Blackpool itself. I really only returned for memories. I was sad to hear though that whoever owned the site, was reluctant to put money into it, instead updating other sites with the likes of skating rinks etc. I know Blackpool has lost a lot of holidaymakers but Pontin's surely was a way of bringing people in and would've done if it'd had a revamp. Anyways thanks to Joker for all the pics, as upsetting as they are, I still want to say goodbye to a very dear friend.
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Postby Joker » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:58 pm

Hi Denise, welcome to the forum.

12 months ago we would have been building a gallows just for mentioning the "P" word. LOL
But now, as has been said in this thread the demise of any Holiday Camp is very sad. Seeing the memories being bulldozed brings a lump to your throat.

I think part of the reason that Pontins Blackpool had little investment is because of its location campers had all Blackpool's amenities just a tram ride away.

Also the camp isn't in Blackpool Borough but Fylde, not that Blackpool council would fund something to help the town recover, when there is plenty of other daft ideas to waste our council tax on. (moan over)

I will create a forum for Pontins Memories It would be nice to read about how Pontins compares to Other camps.

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Postby Joker » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:59 pm

This weeks photos

You were right Reception has gone. I wonder where the Security will be brewing up now ?


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Postby pushbutton » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:22 am

Whereabouts was the swimming pool (did they have an indoor and an outdoor one)? I haven't noticed any swimming pool on any of the photos and just wondered where these facilities were and whether they're still there.
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