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Report (Permission Visit) Westcliff Sports and Leisure Centre - September 2015

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Ant2011, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Ant2011

    Ant2011 28DL Regular User
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    This site was once home to Southend’s very own outdoor salt water swimming pool. Way back in the early 1900’s visitors from near and far would visit to bathe in the waters until the 1960’s.
    During the 1970’s the site was re-developed by the Brent Walker Group and run as a sports and leisure centre, incorporating Southend’s first Casino.
    Part of it was then used as a nightclub, before it was completely abandoned.
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    There is a small doorway which leads to the sea walls. This area is home to thousands of giant, albino woodlice, some over an inch long!
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  2. Will Knot

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    Shame about the place.......:(
    Really like the report mate.....great pics :thumb
     
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    Nice! (y) The things just hiding around the corner you didn't know about lol.
     
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    I used to go to this place alot as a kid when it was the leisure centre. Spent many a Saturday in that pool :D

    Saw an article on this back in the Echo a while back but good to see some more shots of the place, brings back some good memories.

    Cheers for posting :thumb
     
  5. Connor woods

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    Where is this place, I can't seem to find it Is it still derilect??
     
  6. Ant2011

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    It's underneath the Genting Casino.
    And, yes it's still derelict. I only took the photos a few weeks ago!
     
  7. Connor woods

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    Okay cheers man, is it easily accessible??
     
  8. Oxygen Thief

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    So bored of people asking this all the time.
     
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  9. Connor woods

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    I weren't talking to you, So why did you take the effort to reply??
     
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    See where it says 'admin' under my name? You might even like to have a quiet ask around who's website it is?
     
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  11. Connor woods

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    Oh okay well that's nice ☺️ I'm just curious as to if you're fed up of people asking that all the time you had to quote it.. You could of simply ignored it I was asking a simple question from someone with experience of this place and I'm pretty sure that's basically the whole point of this website??
     
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    1) It was a permission visit, so I'd guess that yes access was very easy.
    2) Do you really expect people to give access details in public?
     
  13. Connor woods

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    Well there's always another way in.. I just wanted to know if they knew and well they seem to on ther posts
     
  14. Ant2011

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    You either need permission, or be really sneaky!
    Access is via stairs inside the working casino.
     
  15. Connor woods

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    Ahh okay Thank you for your help, how did you get permission?
     
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