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Report - Pontins (Hemsby) Nov '17

Torch the porch monkey

Urbex monkey
28DL Full Member
#1
Hi all torch here, After my prolonged hiatus ( not that anyone cares :()

Regardless, me and my Mötley Crüe headed down to the seaside for a spree of derps
( visited 2 of 7 places:banghead)

before i start let me lay down the lore:

The history:
pontins holiday park hemsby on the norfolk coast announced its closure on january 5th 2009 due to rising costs , decline in future bookings and escalating costs in the maintainence of the aging camp. the holiday camp covers 22 acres aprox with accomodation for 2440 holiday makers run by a staff of 55 , when pontins announced the closure of its camp in hemsby near great yarmouth , the shocked staff at the camp were told to pack there belongings and vacate the premises ! this was also a blow to the local community who relied on the holiday resort as a reliable source of seasonal employment. the self catering camp was set up in 1971 with around 500 chalets , the future of this site is uncertain , arguments between locals & councillors carry on to this day. the pontins site like camelot theme park has been designated for leisure purposes only in any redevelopment plans , plenty of housing projects for the site have fallen by the wayside as hemsby councillors try in desperation to bring back the once thriving tourist economy , various tourist plans have also come to no avail.


My account of events:
After gaining entry to the place i was surprised by the shear amount of buildings left intact, smashed windows notwithstanding, and the the lack of any arson (aside from one building that had been torched a few weeks prior to our visit)

Pictures:

general overview of the site ( minus a few building as they're practically identical)
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The pool ( minus the fluid)
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Some "interesting artwork"
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At least the climbing apparatus were still there
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No surprise all the interiors were completely buggered by vandals:wanker
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There was, the remains of, a Recreational room ( complete wish murals and hippy slogans)
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This was also lying in the same room
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We then ventured into the, remains of, the queen Vic :brew

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lovely little pub,complete with poolsharks:eek:
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for those interested, the graffiti on the pool table is as follows, do with it as you wish;)
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after that we ventured into the char-grilled remains of the theatre and in a darkened room found frigdeville
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and some castle prop
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just beyond that was a stage and behind the stage was a wall covered in signatures and graffiti
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and finally the sphinx ( for some reason)
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thanks for stopping by
-Torch:thumb
 
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adventure4000

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#5
A little update for all. Police come and go on this place no security and easy to get in. Went there at the weekend has been set on fire again, just one of the working cabins has gone recently. and beginning of the year was set on fire which was the big bar which was cool to look at but at least the stage is still there in that room.
 

Torch the porch monkey

Urbex monkey
28DL Full Member
#6
A little update for all. Police come and go on this place no security and easy to get in. Went there at the weekend has been set on fire again, just one of the working cabins has gone recently. and beginning of the year was set on fire which was the big bar which was cool to look at but at least the stage is still there in that room.
Cheers for the update, keep that in mind should I decide to revisit:thumb
 

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