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Report - Pontins - Hemsby, Norfolk 2018



jal1991

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History:

The original 9 acre holiday camp was opened in 1920 by Harry Maddieson, and run by his family until it was sold to Pontins in 1971. Pontins replaced the wooden chalets with new apartment-style pre-cast concrete accommodation blocks. At its peak, the camp of 22 acres had four single-storey chalet blocks and 44 two-storey chalet blocks, providing 512 individual chalets in three grades that could accommodate up to 2440 holidaymakers and 50 onsite staff beds. The 50 onsite buildings provided: reception and information centre; amusement arcade; fast food outlet; a play area; an entertainment hall seating 1,700; smaller hall accommodating 800 and a shop; an indoor swimming pool; a pub; and snooker rooms. Outside facilities included tennis courts, an adventure playground and go-karting track. In January 2009, following five years of declining bookings and after a review from Pontins' new owners Ocean Parks, Pontins gave staff 48 hours notice of closure of the site. Sold together with the Blackpool camp to developer Northern Trust, it has been subject to a number of development proposals in the period since, none of which have progressed to planning.

Another explore with @d3stasucks, another one we had both wanted to go to for a while!

As we got there we were greeted by a group of kids leaving, you should have seen their faces as they almost walked into us!

I'll keep this brief, as there isn't really much to say about this place, most of it is now either completely trashed or has been set on fire.

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Angiegrace

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I think the last thing on this site left standing will be the pool area. Shame its getting damaged though like it is.
Its absolutely disgraceful the way these people feel the need to vandalise such places, i admire you guys 1 for your up most respect of the places you visit and 2 stunning photography, myself and my grandson are having a bash at some urban exploring, but as my eyes get worse i miss all the good things, keep up with all you do guys and girls, i love all your work. Thank you
 

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