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Thread: The Puppy Farm, Surrey - December 2017

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    Nice one. Have driven past this many times but failed to stop. Will pop in one day.

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    I echo what everyone else says.a grim place with soch grim history.the guy was very old when he murdered them when we looked him up.you came away with some great shots though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtal View Post



    I chose my words carefully in my post, I didnít want to rant on too much, but thank you so much for posting that up. The Greyhound was an emotionless entity when he was picked up, he only showed fear and panic or just nothing for years, now he is 9 years old and has reverted to the puppy years he never got to experience and he is the most playful and affectionate dog I have ever met. So we have a fully grown puppy who does what he is told and doesnít make a mess in the house! Iíll take that any day over an annoying little bundle of fluff!
    Brewtal, You have found out what many people have over the years - ex racing/working Greyhounds make wonderful pets in the right family/environment. And my respects to you for going down the Continental path! I have heard it said many times that we English/British are rather 'Nuts' when it comes to dogs. How can one not be, when one has all that love and companionship, no questions asked, every day? Sadly there are still some morons in this world that need converting.

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    Great pics Brewtal!

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    Nice one, Brewtal.

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    I sometimes wonder if this policy of buldozing homes that have been the scene of serious crimes is always a good idea. I started thinking about this when the TV coverage of the demolition of a cottage in mid Wales occurred a couple of years ago.

    It is not the house that is evil but the people that commit the crime. Given the pressures on housing would it not be better to make compulsory purchase of these properties, renovate them and then offer them for sale or rental to people who cannot afford to buy their own home at current market rates? The potential occupiers would be made aware of the history.

    I am sure there are many people out there desperate for a decent home - who perhaps could put some happiness back into the scene of such horrendous crimes.

    What is more if the criminal is mouldering in jail it would be an extra kick in the pants for them to know that their home is going to benefit someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhluxton View Post
    It is not the house that is evil but the people that commit the crime. Given the pressures on housing would it not be better to make compulsory purchase of these properties, renovate them and then offer them for sale or rental to people who cannot afford to buy their own home at current market rates? The potential occupiers would be made aware of the history.
    Given the problems (costs and other legal matters), the very small number of properties involved make this solution somewhat iffy. You are also forgetting the idiots that make up a proportion of the general public, who love to spread rumours etc. Bad enough in the days of a drunken night's tale in the four ale bar, no chance in today's internet climate!

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    I’d live in a house someone was murdered in if it went at a decent price. I don’t believe in ghosts or any of that nonsense. However I would not live in a place like Crookham Court after its been redeveloped, knowing what went on there.

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    Further to what DS said, there are also a number of rather strange people who are fascinated by such locations and they become a place of pilgrimage and almost worship for them. This is one of the main reasons they are demolished where possible, so that this doesn't happen.

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    An example of people being fascinated by the grim locations. Ian Brady and Myra Hyndley's house was demolished but now the site is part of a ghastly tour. No house there - I had a look on street view, just flat land.
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