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    Default Derby Hippodrome March 08


    Well first off big thanks to JOHNO23, Drama Queen and Timewarp for showing me around, oh and lending me a torch!

    The 'drome from the outside




    The flooded, freezing cold basement with floating lightbulbs, thanks to pikey scumbags and their thieving ways



    Halfway up the main seating area, you can see the fire had concentrated in the orchestra pit but kept at bay by the safety curtain



    Mmmm....pigeons!



    View from the projectionist's room


    Random bits and bobs




    Interior decor still clinging on, a small view of how it used to be :(


    Last edited by ashless; 4th Mar 08 at 16:31.

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    Some nice bits and bobs left in there, shame the auditorium is such a mess. Good stuff.

    TnM :)
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    Love that gold-painted coving...really nice. Great view from the projectionists room. Good to see the outside of the building too.

    Cheers for that. :)
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    Nice one Ashless, it was good to meet up.shame about the impromptu paddle
    in the basement.:)great pictures and explore:)

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    wow what great pics too they really

    show all the fire damage what a shame this is going to cost allot to put right..............................
    Last edited by mineme; 4th Mar 08 at 16:14.
    PS i can not spell but who cares because i don't as long as you all no what i mean.

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    great pics mate just sorry i couldnt come along but as you know what i had to do was more importannt at the time

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    Its good to see more of this place, the front is great with the circle windows:) but what is that bit that looks like a porter cabin that fell from the sky and landed on the roof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Al View Post
    but what is that bit that looks like a porter cabin that fell from the sky and landed on the roof?
    Haha, that's a good way of putting it! It's a later addition for when it was converted to showing films, that's where the projection room is.

    It used to look like this

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    Good stuff, looks a bit worse for wear....

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    Cheers for the update, the old picture is great
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