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Report - Springfield Hotel, Gateshead, May 09

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Sgt. Pepper, May 23, 2009.

  1. Sgt. Pepper

    Sgt. Pepper Guest
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    So, finally got a chance to visit this place as I've been wanting to the past month.

    I noticed that in the past week there has been a large hole in the side of the building where a window has been taken out by the demo men.

    Knowing that demo work was well and truly underway, I knew that time was getting on, and that if I left it any longer the place would either be locked up tight or there wouldn't be anything worth seeing inside.

    We got there for about 7:30, and while there was no traffic, crawled under the fence and made a dash.

    Once inside there was clear signs of demo work going on, such as hi-viz jackets, empty drinks cans etc.

    Me mate mentioned that he could see a caravan outside, and we could both hear an electricity generator running into the caravan, something wasn't right.

    We had an explore for about 2 hours, and while we were both down in the cellar (which was pitch black), I said I needed to pop back upstairs to get my head torch out of my bag.

    So, there I am, crouched in the corridor looking in my bag, when I look up to see a man in a dust suit staring at me....

    He asked what I was doing there, and I just said 'Fair play mate, I shouldn't be here, you've caught me etc etc'

    Once he'd seen we both had cameras and obviously weren't stealing anything etc he had a chat with us about how the demo work was going, and told us that the whole place is being flattened to build a care home, which surprised us, as we thought they'd just renovate the old building.

    We had a chat with him, and he was canny, just said we can't stay for obvious reasons, which was fair enough, so we left.

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    ^ Down in the cellar


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