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28DL and UE in the News Staffslive regarding potteries

Discussion in '28DL and Urban Exploring in the News...' started by paulpowers, Oct 24, 2011.

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    Bloody hell, that's a rather bold statement to make isn't it...is it not the other way around, where we often wait for the buildings security to be weakened by the metal wombles before we go in
     
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    Perhaps if the owner's of these buildings made a concious effort the secure these buildings, then there wouldn't be an issue with theft and vandalism in these sites. Tam's was wide open for anyone to walk in when we went and I can think of 3 ways in off the top of my head, if they're arsed, then get the sheeting up that it needs...
     
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    I was the one that luke interviewed, just thought id let u know :) im matt btw not the council guy :)
     
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    The door was wide open onto the street when i went several months back, it was late in the afternoon too, so had obviously been open for some time.
     
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    Really I wasn't aware Stoke was anyones favourite
     
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    Isn't it the one you do when you run out of ideas elsewhere?

    Although...apparently Stoke holds the holy Grail...somewhere.....Here
     
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    Maybe the coverage of John Tams will enable someone to fix that water main which is RUINING the place faster than anything else, as well as wasting a huge amount of water.

    You listening, council?
     
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    Although when you consider places like Chatterley whitfield, stoke actually is pretty good.
     
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    What, your taking the piss. Good for an explore but it's uber-listed and waiting for a pipe-dream to happen. We're about the only people who have seen in there in a decade.

    Stoke's a dump, and it's no surprise with plebs like that MP running the show. I'd hazard a guess it's because we're showing the true state of the place.

    And by the way, I'm from Stoke myself. 'Potteries' my arse.
     
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    If I explore somewhere with a huge leak I report it to UU. Have done so twice and the one that I checked was fixed.

    The MP quoted in the article didn't know what he was talking about, though he was probably rushed for a quote by the journalist. Stoke potteries have been empty for years and the only way we explorers got in was because the copper thieves got there first.

    For us, the good thing about Stoke is its loss of industry and lack of development, but for the locals that's not so good and I'm sure they want and need improvement. Visiting Stoke is like going back 20 years. Hopefully (finally) highlighting the dereliction will bring about some changes.
     
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    Haha lets just leave it at that
     
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    I have to agree. Before my trip up there with Flubs I'd known it wasn't a 'great' place but seriously nothing prepared me to see how much of sad state the place is in. We were driving up and down and around Stoke all day on the second day of the trip and couldn't believe the state of some of it, how much of it was either deserted, or shut, or had metal sheets over all windows/doors...

    It's like every other town/city in that area of Britain got the fancy new industries, new housing developments and a new influx of money and Stoke just hasn't. It seems when almost all the Potteries left, nothing has filled that massive void.

    People may talk about how Stoke nowadays has this great pottery heritage, how it was the centre for Pottery manufacturing in Britain and all that, but they don't see what it is really like. As a visitor to the city (a veritable tourist if you will) I was appalled at how it's treated it's heritage.
     
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    I have to agree with Alley, going to stoke is like going back in time. Liverpool looks good in comparison.
     
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    Really?! I've been to Stoke twice and never want to repeat the visit. Refer to my previous post
     

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