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NeilsYard
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1 of 27  Tue 4th Oct 2016 10:06pm  
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All - Apologies as I'm sure this has been asked before but I could not find it and after a trip on the ring road earlier I noticed this again but still do not know what it is / for? Brick building on Fairfax Street
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mcsporran
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2 of 27  Tue 4th Oct 2016 10:58pm  
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I believe someone suggested it was an electricity sub-station. But I doubt it will last much longer. Plan for huge student complex on city centre car park
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dutchman
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3 of 27  Tue 4th Oct 2016 11:08pm  
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Planning records label it as being an electricity sub station. Strangely no mention of it that I could find in the planning application for the new monstrosity.
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flapdoodle
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4 of 27  Wed 5th Oct 2016 7:34pm  
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Looks good. Retail units on ground level hopefully bringing life to dead streets, fills in empty land and hides the ring road. Good on the council for making them go back and redesigning.
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Midland Red
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5 of 27  Fri 4th Nov 2016 12:24pm  
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On 4th Oct 2016 10:06pm, NeilsYard said: All - Apologies as I'm sure this has been asked before but I could not find it and after a trip on the ring road earlier I noticed this again but still do not know what it is / for? Brick building on Fairfax Street
A closer view for you, Neil Thumbs up
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mcsporran
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6 of 27  Fri 4th Nov 2016 2:24pm  
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The sub-station doesn't appear on the site plan of the proposed ground floor.
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TonyS
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7 of 27  Wed 16th Aug 2017 12:30pm  
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There appears to be an indication on the far left of the drawing where the text "El Sub Sta" appears. Would that be it?
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Midland Red
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8 of 27  Wed 16th Aug 2017 12:54pm  
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Don't think so, Tony - that appears to be on the edge of the "new" Pool Meadow bus station - I think it's a coach drop-off point across the road from the bingo hall
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Annewiggy
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9 of 27  Wed 16th Aug 2017 6:53pm  
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I think this is the building in 1953 Britain from Above. Still doesn't help to know what it is !
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Midland Red
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10 of 27  Wed 16th Aug 2017 6:55pm  
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Yes, certainly looks like it, Anne! Thumbs up
On 4th Oct 2016 11:08pm, dutchman said: Planning records label it as being an electricity sub station. Strangely no mention of it that I could find in the planning application for the new monstrosity.
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Annewiggy
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11 of 27  Wed 16th Aug 2017 7:27pm  
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A capture of a Google Earth view March 2017, pity you can't see inside
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Annewiggy
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12 of 27  Wed 16th Aug 2017 8:08pm  
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The buildings behind the baths are not on the 1923 map online but are on the 1938 one.
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Heathite
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13 of 27  Wed 16th Aug 2017 8:09pm  
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I took these some time ago hoping to see something interesting about the city wall. The building appears to be empty. Edited by member, 16th Aug 2017 8:16 pm
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Annewiggy
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14 of 27  Wed 16th Aug 2017 10:08pm  
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Do you think the insets in the walls could have had windows in. Also the roof is an odd shape, could it have held a water tank perhaps.
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NeilsYard
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15 of 27  Thu 17th Aug 2017 8:07am  
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Nice shots Heathite - not like the City Council to leave anything of age still standing - especially if it's empty!
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