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    Exclamation Pontins Holiday Park - Hemsby, Great Yarmouth.


    I heard that Pontins had been closed down a while so went to see what I could find and wow! One of the best explores ever! This place had so much to offer and what was even more amazing is... The clubhouse was not locked nor was the swimming pool! Pure luck! Spent about 3 hours on the site and got a great amount of work from it.

    But... I went back last week... Someone else has been since I last visited and E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G is ruined </3 The whole site has been vandalized terribly and every door on the site is chained, bolted and locked up. I looked through the window and the ceiling has been ripped apart and not only that... Windows have been smashed and a really nice change kiosk has been wrecked (presumably whoever went got bored and started smashing everything) Even some boxing gloves I had left out to photograph from the previous time had been ripped apart! This site is no longer worth the time of day to go and photograph anymore

    I think it's amazing how I got the opportunity to photograph something so rare and to find a month later, the place has been trashed. It's times like these when I wish security was more secure! such a shame

    Anyway, here are some photo's from my first visit







































    Such a shame to see it go... Thanks for looking


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    Gutting. For some reason I looked at the pics before reading the report and I got excited. I've wanted to visit this sort of park for a while - mainly because I see them on Watchdog and stuff for being so bad and I've never stayed at one...

    Then I read the report... Nice pics anyway and a shame that it's been screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbex-SW View Post
    Gutting. For some reason I looked at the pics before reading the report and I got excited. I've wanted to visit this sort of park for a while - mainly because I see them on Watchdog and stuff for being so bad and I've never stayed at one...

    Then I read the report... Nice pics anyway and a shame that it's been screwed.
    Yep... I'm just lucky I went when I did lol, yeah they were on Watchdog a couple of weeks ago actually... I stayed at this one when I was 7 lol... 11 years later Thanks, yep a real shock when I went back. Wasn't expecting to see that it had been so thoroughly vandalized at all. And I thought Hemsby was a quiet place

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    Nicely covered and some great pics which have really captured the lonely atmosphere of what was once a busy happy place.

    Saddened to hear that its now been trashed by mindless morons.
    Pity they dont get trashed in the course of their handywork,that would be true justice.
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    Quote Originally Posted by johno23 View Post
    Nicely covered and some great pics which have really captured the lonely atmosphere of what was once a busy happy place.

    Saddened to hear that its now been trashed by mindless morons.
    Pity they dont get trashed in the course of their handywork,that would be true justice.
    Thanks mhmm... waiting for the day when a greedy thug goes in and tries his best to get whatever it is they do from these places (I'm assuming copper/led) and the roof caves in... that'll teach them

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    mmm that already happened in cornwall http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ctrocuted.html you makes your bed :| but makes you wary of standing water

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftorium View Post
    mmm that already happened in cornwall http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ctrocuted.html you makes your bed :| but makes you wary of standing water
    That is sad It's not so much the thieving that annoys me it's the sight of seeing damage caused for none other reason than for the joy of it... It's unnecessary. But then I guess the stealing is unnecessary too...

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    You can't beat old holiday camps, they hold so many memories for people. Its kind of strange looking round when they are empty. You can just imagine what it was like. Nice report and pictures. Can i have the purple mojo please ? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanisle View Post
    You can't beat old holiday camps, they hold so many memories for people. Its kind of strange looking round when they are empty. You can just imagine what it was like. Nice report and pictures. Can i have the purple mojo please ? :-)
    Hmm yep it was quite odd - put me in mind of a very small Chernobyl minus the nuclear disaster... specifically the overgrown playground and tennis court quite eery but it was a very nice find. You sure can if you want to go smash a window in for it

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    nice report mate.
    hmmmm mojo's

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