Gone To The Dogs? Hall Green Stadium was a greyhound racing stadium located in the Birmingham suburb of Hall Green. The stadium closed in July 2017 to make way for a housing development, following a planning application submitted by the stadium’s final owner, Euro Property Investments Limited. The track itself was a 412-metre long oval track with a sand covered surface. The capacity of the stadium seems to be somewhat in question with estimates ranging from 2,500 to 3,000. The stadium’s main stand facilities included outside terracing along the main straight, fast foods outlets, a bar on the first floor, and an indoor seated area with glass frontage overlooking the track on second floor. Also on the second floor was the a la carte restaurant. Executive suites that can hold between 18 and 100 people were located on the first bend of the track. Related facilities included a hotel situated on bends 3 and 4 which opened in 1990, some rooms of which offered views of the track and a purpose built snooker hall along the back straight with 21 full sized tables. Conference Facilities were also provided and managed by the stadium.[
This Quirky old building was found by doing a quick bit of research on the phone while looking for places in the area and although it wasn’t full of nik naks and furniture it did not disappoint at all. One of those wonderful places which just keep going and going and reminded me somewhat of the Tardis. Visited this place on a really windy day to add to the ambience and how we laughed at the farmer trying to give chase on his silly little quad bike!!!
These historic works have been hidden from the public for generations and are only accessible via a hidden entrance. Once belonging to an old manor house that fell into disrepair until it was finally demolished we can now show you these works for the very first time.
Believe it or not, This place couldn’t give you an MOT anymore.
This is where the Gardens team would have stored their equipment and stopped for a well-earned cup of tea and a rest.
An Italian restaurant in Derby which bought in Gordon Ramsay to help turn it around went into liquidation. Ristorante La Gondola on Ormaston Road was run by Daniela Bayfield and is now closed. Ms Bayfield bought in Gordon Ramsay in June 2005, shortly after she opened, as part of the Channel 4’s Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Ramsay’s advice and the TV publicity gave the restaurant an initial boost but further cash flow difficulties have forced a closure. This Italian restaurant with rooms is an 8-minute walk from Arboretum Park, a 12-minute walk from Derby train station and a 14-minute walk from the shops at Derby. The individually styled standard simple rooms had traditional-style decor and furnishings, and all come with TVs, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms and the bridal suite are more luxurious in style, and add extra features such as canopy beds. There was an on-site Venetian restaurant offering discounts for hotel guests, while other amenities included meeting rooms and free parking.
This traditional English restaurant is situated only two minutes from junction T6 of the new M6 Toll road between Lichfield and Walsall. The Terrace was a well established privately owned restaurant with a reputation of high standards delivered by a dedicated and passionate team. Whatever your individual requirements, They prided themselves on excellent facilities, expertise and high standards of professional and courteous service. It was an ideal venue for all types of occasions from an intimate dining experience to a banquet for your wedding reception. The place closed its doors in 2014.
This was a nice opportunity. I’m not going to disclose where this is in Wales as I don’t want to encourage too many trespassers to such an important site when natural visiting should be enough. But for those who want to see this from a different perspective, I did manage to locate a few unhidden tunnels and get inside. These Bastions date from the 16th Century so please enjoy!
This was an odd find in the middle of nowhere. Filled with niknaks from the 60’s even though the caravan itself was only 20 years old – and weirdly decorated in photocopied pages from a biology book and maps. The floor was also covered with glued pages taken from an unknown novel. Nice!
The station was first used by the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 but was not brought into use for flying until July 1918 by the Royal Air Force. During the inter-war years and continuing through the Second World War until 1950 Upper Heyford was used mainly as a training facility. During the Cold War, Upper Heyford initially served as a base for United States Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) strategic bombers and later United States Air Forces In Europe (USAFE) tactical reconnaissance, fighter and fighter-bomber aircraft in the UK. Upper Heyford was unique among bases in the United Kingdom as only the flight-line area required military identification to access. The rest of the base, save the commercial facilities, was accessible to military and non-military alike. Upper Heyford was also unique in that the airspace around the base (from the surface to 3500′) was protected by a mandatory radio area (UHMRA) in which private pilots were required to be in contact with the base controllers on frequency 128.55 when flying past or overhead.
Well this was a little surprise – a lovely quaint cottage with all the right ingredients for a good old fashioned mooch. Not too many belongings here, but enough to get the camera out!
Well isn’t this place full of surprises!