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Thread: Revisit - Westworld Raceway, Winnards Perch cornwall February 2011

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    Default Revisit - Westworld Raceway, Winnards Perch cornwall February 2011


    This is a follow up report to one I did towards the end of last year. You might wan't to read that before you get stuck in to this. https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=16556

    The weather was lousy with poor flat light so I made the best of it I could.

    I'd hear'd a rumour demo work had started on this site so I thought I'd better get down there before it's all gone. For those who have fond memories of this place take a swig of whiskey before you read on....




    Remains of one of the portable buildings



    Flattened



    Discarded plans for one of the "holiday homes"









    Remains of the top curve..



    Some of the tiered steps have been removed...



    Race control & cafe



    As I looked through the window to take this shot I was overcome by a strong smell of fried chips....A year plus since the last batch was served up !!





    Trackside lamp post..



    Tannoy system





    Remains of the Commentator's kiosk



    Random chair....?







    This is where the heavy steel track gate once hung..Probably weighed in down the local scrap merchant's







    And thats about it. Whilst on the banger theme I then headed over to St Day to catch some live banger action. When I got there play was held up for at least an hour as someone had destroyed the circuit wall !!



    Thanks for looking..

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    Thanks for posting again..:)
    Really does look sad now doesn't it, especially with the bleak skies
    When all else has been demolished, that brown sauce will hang on in somewhere!!

    -RR :)
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    Depressing :(
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    Nice pics, cheers
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    It is depressing, but different. I really like that first photo with the bike, nicely composed!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45100355@N04/

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    Great follow up set of pics.
    Like the cafe pic with bottles of sauce despondently waiting for the arrival of chips that will never turn up!

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    Great pictures; although the writing was on the wall, its such a shame to see another track bulldozed...

    Whenever we holidayed in Cornwall (circa early 2000's), there was always a midweek trip to see BriSCA F2 racing at this great little track, promoted by Autospeed. Always remember the ridiculously long drive to the car park, amongst the new log cabins that had been built at the time! Always rained there too!

    Anyone know what's planned for the site? I can only assume it will be more log cabins / holiday chalets...

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    I think it is being demolished because of the planned wave park nearby:(
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    Hello 114 072 22

    so i was correct on the intel what a shame its now gone you got some nice shots there mate see you tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by flava View Post
    Hello 114 072 22

    so i was correct on the intel what a shame its now gone you got some nice shots there mate see you tomorrow

    Yes thanks for the info on that one Flava. Left it much longer and there would be nothing to see !!!

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