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Blackgang Chine's Lost Areas..August 2013

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lolza22

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Went to Blackgang Chine in August, - my fourth trip. it's a shame that this beautiful park is gradually edging towards the sea, so much has gone! So I took pictures of remains of exhibits, an area in particular that has now been left to go over the edge and also the views from St Catherines Hill. I absolutely love this place and it is a lovely reminder of my childhood and I feel privileged to have experienced going to this park in my life time. Because in another few decades, this park will be no more. If you have any questions about Blackgang Chine or any queries, do not hesitate to ask me. Blackgang Chine is my strong subject ^_^


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View of the old road from St Catherines Hill.


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View of Houses on the old road from St Catherines Hill.


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The Old road to nowhere.


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Land being sold by 'Pittis' - somehow think that the land there will be pretty hard to sell!


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Where the old road once led, now blocked off by a barrier. Perhaps a good thing looking at that shear drop!


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The Patch where the old crooked house at Blackgang Chine once stood...


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Mission Control which used to be a 'Nasa' type space room with controls and buttons. Now a concrete mess..


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The old wicksteed roundabout which still spins like new...

Now some photos from the park itself...


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The 'new' path which was installed in early 2012, already blocked off due to erosion.


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Better not risk it...


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Old remains of the wishing well which used to stand in Nursery-Rhyme land...


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View of Mission Control from park..


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Storage Shed and old wishing well and paths, which were once in nursery-rhyme land and the model village.


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Pretty hedges still in existence...


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What a state...


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This was once all part of 'Adventureland' a fun area for kids..


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The tremendous landslides...

..And that's it folks! Hope you enjoyed looking at the photos! :)
 

krisan

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I too have lots of happy childhood memories of this place! I too my children earlier this year and was shocked by how much it had all changed. I'd love a mooch round the derelict bits!! Thank you for sharing
 

Richard Davies

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It's a bit sad it's slowing crumbing away like Dunwich.

I went there in 1982, my parents still have some photos from then.

It was the first holiday I remember.
 

ocelot397

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Would of been such a nice place back then, but there's really nothing anyone could do about the landslips (this is coming from an engineer)!
 

Ace5150

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Very sad. I love the IoW, and Blackgang Chine is my stand-out memory. I really believe it holds its own against the tacky Disney parks in its own quaint and unspoiled way.........even if todays kids don't 'get it'.
Great pics, thanks for taking the time to post them here
 

cunningplan

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my mate who lives on the IoW just posted this on FB
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barogerl

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Such a shameI went therein my early teensin 195o's. Is the entrance arcade with the wale bone archway still there? There used to be a pub just along the road from the entrance, where theyhad lateevening entertainment, is that still there, forget the name of it.
 

Cmoorbutz

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I went to Adventureland back in the summer too. The roundabout still works and on a nice summers day it's a good spot to visit. I did notice a few people visiting the park looking over wondering how we got there. I took quite a few photos, but as I didn't realise this place existed back then, either myself, my cousin or the dog are in every one of them!

I have just been over there this week and we thought we would get in a trip to Southview House, I'll have to get a report done on that as it is looking a bit different than when it was last pictured on here.
 

henry666

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There used to be large model dinosaurs there if remember correctly. Here's a poor quality (polaroid) photo I took back in 1973.
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sadlerwells

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I remember it having the dinosaurs, went there late 70s. Had no idea it had eroded away like that.
 
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