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Report - Beechdale Swimming Centre, Nottingham, June 2016

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Darth_Turd, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Darth_Turd

    Darth_Turd 28DL Full Member
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    My first report, so please bear with me if this is crap/amateurish/incorrect.

    Having missed a few good derelict spots in Nottingham recently I remembered about Beechdale baths being empty. I can see Two reports on here, last One from February, so I hope this is not One too many.

    It opened in the 1970's (cant find when), and was closed 27th August 2015 due to a 50m Olympic pool opening down the road at Harvey Haddon "Olympic center of excellence".

    Currently gypsies are living on the car park around the back of the pool. My visit was cut short by a "little chat" with these guys who were distressed by the possibility of people attracting unwanted attention to the pool while they are there, as it is now their front yard! That was fair enough, so I left curtly and didn't get the rest of the shots I had planned during my First walk round.
    I would strongly discourage anyone from going until these guys have left the area.
    The place also has an automated alarm system of some kind, which spooked the crap out of me.

    Anyway, here are my shots. While I am not usually a fan of over processing images, these just looked very drab and boring, so I used a VSCO Kodak Ultramax 800+, the shabbiness seems to improve them, in my opinion.

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    Exterior shot. I planned to take these on exiting, but I left in a hurry!

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    I would have gone round again, aiming for artsy shots, but as I mentioned, my visit was cut short.

    Peace out.
     
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  2. Lavino

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    Looks alright that mate :thumb
     
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    It's all about the soft play area :thumb
     
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    Good stuff. Any torches in the ballpit? ;)
     
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    Didn't see any torches, but I stopped looking in there Once I saw what could have been a bag of shit. Nice.
     
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    It looks cleaner than most functioning "Whacky wharehouses" I've had the displeasure of throwing my 3 year old in.

    Great 1st report by the way. Nice photography, keep it up.
     
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    There's a Wacky Whorehouse near my, went once. That was enough
     
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    Great place!
     
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    Been meaning to have a look at this
    Excellent report, good work :thumb
     
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    Great first report that mate!!!! These type of places with the kids play areas always make me a bit sad, the thought of how many happy families would have spent time in there :( Really nice pics :)
     
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    What do you mean an automated alarm?
     
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    A motion activated alarm that says something like "your presence has been detected, and the your movements are being recorded". Then it either changes to a different message, or there are Two separate alarms, the other said something about unauthorized activity, and using your ID card to prevent a police response. Its just waffle, just an audio to spook people out. It worked on me! I bugged out, and went back when I was feeling braver!
     
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    So from what you can tell nothing come of it?
     
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    No, seems to be just left over from when it was open, although I suppose that means the power is on (I didn't check). I just found it unnerving, and I think it can be heard from outside.
     
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    Hi Darth, been today and the travellers have been moved on and the entrance to the back lot fenced off.... Can you p.m how you got in? Was it metal shuttered when you went? Many thanks CC
     
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