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Minsterboy

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Re: Demolition of the Quadrangle Store.
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 11:11:45 »
I do believe that the Port got into quite a bit of trouble over it and hadn't sought the correct permission for the demolition.

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Re: Demolition of the Quadrangle Store.
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 10:54:56 »
Viewing the pictures makes one feel rather sad.
On the other hand I think that the "awareness" and respect for Historical buildings
at the time was not the same as it is now.
People today (mostly) have a different attitude in these matters.

de Mol.

Minsterboy

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Re: Demolition of the Quadrangle Store.
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 10:30:59 »
I remember it well, I was working there at the time as a stevedore and Jacob de Mol was one of our bosses.
After they'd demolished the building it exposed loads of below ground dungeons or cells around the perimeter. I don't think that they were air-raid shelters, of which there were many below ground around the dockyard, as they were each to small.

The york stone was basically the flooring of each of the several floors of the building and was worth a lot of money and indeed much money was made from it, in various ways.

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Re: Demolition of the Quadrangle Store.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 08:30:03 »
Found some figures to go with the Demolition (Medport News No.6).Summer 1979.

Estimations of material contained in the building:

2 acres of York Stone
14,000 cubic metres of bricks
3000 tons of cast iron.
The contract for the demolition has been let to J.S. Dangar of Sittingbourne.
It is estimated that the demolition will occupy some six months.
The site,then scheduled for redevelopment purposes,will in interim be used
for the stacking of forest products and/or a parking area.

de Mol.


Offline colin haggart

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Demolition of the Quadrangle Store.
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 19:30:35 »
These photos are not dated, nor is there a name of the photographer, so i cannot give him or her any credit.






 

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