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Default Archive Bolton Community Centre Rooftop - April 09 - 30-04-2009, 02:44

Visited by Sneak & The CopyCat

Still on the mad mission of a night we decided one more wouldnt hurt.

Copycat had had his eyes on this beauty since the scaffold first went up. Getting sketchy looks off security guards near sites always puts me off and I think the guard on this site with copycat was no different. Not tonight...

After a commando dive over a fence and a mad dash of hopeful invisibility, we were in.

Infront of us was a machine that would put fear into every brickophile, the almighty, BRICK CRUSHERRRR.

Security guard on site and happily sitting in his car no more than a few meters from us we ninja'd on.

Up to the first section of scaffold we went, via the building being half demolished. We hopped out the window and 'there she blows!, one huge climb to the top.

So off we went, ducking an diving, climbing and squeezing, we worked our way up, must have been a good 10 or so floors off scaff.

And if your wondering, why didnt you use the scaffold ladders? Oh, well, they were DIRECTLY infront of the security guards car, all the way up, with a light bang on them. Not an option

Brilliant views from the top, nice seeing virgin cities at night, one I'd yet to have seen, but now, I think I want to see more....


Lookin down, yeah thats the top of a lamp post you can see.

After a quick thought about possibly running into our friend the security guard not doing his job very well, we decided upon a easier, faster, and just more fun exit...


..And the night t'was over.

The end.


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Default 01-05-2009, 18:02

The correct name for this sit is.
Former Community College Building, Clarence Street, Bolton

only going to be there for a few more days thanks to bolton council

found this on the web
Last-ditch bid to save historic building

A LAST-ditch legal challenge to save an historic building in Bolton has been launched by a conservation group.

Save Britain’s Heritage (SBH) has secured an injunction against Bolton Council, which is preparing to demolish the former Bolton Community
College and replace it with a temporary car park.

Now town hall bosses must order workers to down tools until the matter is resolved in the High Court.

Marcus Binney, founder of SBH, said the plan was one of the worst examples of civic destruction he had seen.

“This is the worst case in a decade of a fine town landmark being
needlessly demolished for nothing better than a car park,” he said.

“Bolton cannot afford to lose good, well-built, well-designed,
well-maintained civic buildings like this. The council might as well be
mounting a Baedeker bombing raid on its own town centre.”

The former college centre in Clarence Street, designed by Victorian
architect Jonathan Simpon, played a vital role in the Second World War.
It was also home to the first Women’s Institute to be established in an
industrial town.

A High Court injunction is a rarely-used last resort to prevent demolition as it carries a risk of high cost to the applicant.

SBH secretary William Palin said because plans for the Clarence
Street building were such a bad example of historic destruction, the
organisation believed it had a good chance of success.

The council has already started work at the site, removing the
windows, flooring and part of the roof, but the shell of the main
building is still intact.

A council spokesman said the building was not listed and consent was not required for its demolition.

He added: “The Clarence Street building is not in a good state of
repair and the nature of the building makes it difficult to reuse.

“Its location, at a gateway to the town centre, means it is a prime
site for a landmark development as part of the regeneration of the town
centre area."

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