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Report - Zanzibar, Newcastle Under Lyme - July 2015

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by GRONK, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
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    New Find on 28DL

    Zanzibar was a large night club 'Super Club' located near Newcastle Under Lyme town centre. The building is a former ballroom and music venue, There isn't much history on this place, other then over the last few years there has been many rumours that the club is to reopen (But I think it is safe to say that the place is fooked). There is also a Facebook group dedicated to reopening the club, the building is made up of several floors and has an unholy amount of pigeons inside. The club is still full of surprises, one being that there was no power to any of the lights but on the top floor there were two Virgin Media WiFi routers that were still working. These were powered by a chain of extenuation leads that disappeared into a hole in the wall.

    I must have driven past the place 100's of times and never really paid in any attention, then a few months ago there was an article in the local newspaper, publicising a local group who were campaigning for the club to reopen. So I've kept an eye on the place, and when I spotted access I went for it.

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  2. machineage

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    Great report! I barely recognise the place from when I used to attend when it was 'Ritzy's'. When were these images captured Gronk? There's suggestions on the FB group they are old pictures from around 2 years ago?
     
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    See title of the thread mate? :thumb I take it you are the same one who has just been sending me messages through FB then? lol
     
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    No Gronk I've not sent you any messages through FB. I just wondered as one lady on there suggested it was looking like that two years ago when she went in - and then posted 'May I comment that its nothing like these Photos show at the moment'.
     
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    Of right okay, I've just received some spiteful messages from one of the people who claim to be all about 'saving' the building. With a very similar story.

    But, no worries. :thumb
     
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    Hehe, well if that IS what it looks like now it's gonna take a LOT of everything to save it! I see in one photo that the whole of the roof is missing alongside the main room? I don't understand why that lady said that they were old photo's and that it looks nothing like that now. Obviously has her reasons I guess... Oh well. It would be very sad to see it go, but quite honestly the land is probably worth a whole lot more to a developer than it being reinstated in its original guise.
     
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    Ritzys, fed the pony many times in there in my youth.

    You've got a fan email btw...

     
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    Haha, yea. I'd love to know what they think I've stolen.
     
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    Nice one mate always wanted see inside a pool table lol. Good report there :thumb
     
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    wow so many memories of this place, sadly it did become a bit of a trouble spot in its later years and i cant understand why people would be so bothered as to try and save the building, the area around it could generally do with a cleanup (although some progress has been made) and the site could have lots more uses for younger people
     
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    Don't know what that was about. :confused:

    They're wasting their time I think, there is so much water damage in that place.
     
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    Wow free virgin internet! I wonder who is paying the bill :D
     
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    How did you get in? Great report, interesting :)
     
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    Via the powers of teleportation...
     
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