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Postby minehead forever » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:10 pm

just seen that pontins has announced the closure of blackpool at the end of october.it is sad to hear but it has looked a dump for years and there has been rumours all year about the site as the lease was about to end.
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Postby Joker » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:38 pm

Been on the cards for a while, no doubt another housing estate although I wouldn't like to live that close to the airport flight path.

Rumor was that Fred Pontin was diverted to Blackpool airport after a wasted trip looking for possible sites on the Isle of Man when he spotted the site coming in to land.

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Postby minehead forever » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:08 pm

just a little update on pontins blackpool,i drove past today on my deliveries and although it only closed after a private function last friday,they're not hanging around in de-commisioning the site.all the pontins signs have been taken down and half of the chalet blocks along the main road look like they've already been stripped out.railings have been installed fencing off thr car parks,and the entrance seems to have big steel gates up.
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Postby minehead forever » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:40 pm

any local info avaliable on this alex,pass every week,just wandered when the bulldozers move in.
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Postby minehead forever » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:01 pm

passed pontins a few hours ago and the bulldozers and wrecking machines are in and causing destruction,i noticed a large pile of rubble just inside the front gate and saw that some of the chalets along the front have had all there window frames ripped out, another of the uk's famous camps will be soon history
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Postby Joker » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:13 pm

Took a detour on my way to work.

Looks like a couple of chalet lines have gone

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Postby minehead forever » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:19 pm

thanks for those alex,you caught the scene very well,i didn't think the dunes across the road were so high to get such a good angle,shows how much work has already been done.
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Postby Joker » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:45 pm

Update today (19.08.10)

If your planning a pilgrimage to Pontins Blackpool be quick as they are cracking on with the demolition.

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Postby Joker » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:54 am

Latest up date 27.08.10

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Postby minehead forever » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:05 pm

thanks for the pics alex been on holiday for 10 days in torbay and minehead,last past pontins on the 19th,so looks like i might get a shock this thursday when i'm back in blackpool.
what the demolition does show is what little there was on sight,i'd never been on the site before,but take the chalets away and there wasn't much there.
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Postby Joker » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:44 pm

Things are cracking on now !!!


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Postby Joker » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:08 pm

Even the local rag have given the demolition the front page.

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Postby minehead forever » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:18 am

whilst passing yesterday i stopped for a nosey,what i couldn't work out is why the blue building which looked like it might of been a shop is partially demolished,then has been sealed at both ends with plastic.wonder if they came across some unexpected asbestos.
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Postby minehead forever » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:20 am

one other thing i've never noticed before is that wasn't the chalets such a basic build compared to butlins.
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Postby Joker » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:19 pm

The plastic clad building had workers coming and going from it. Asbestos sounds like a good explanation.

During my weekly visits I have witnessed one or two Jet2 take offs and wouldn't want to live in a house on the site.

This one wasn't one of the lowest.
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This was a landing last month
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