Pets' Corner, Belleisle, Ayr

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ChrisM

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My first report, please be kind :)

Bit of History on the place:

Pets' Corner, Ayr was opened in 1939 by the Burgh of Ayr Council. The small area in the corner of Belleisle estate in the south-western area of ayr, housed 200 animals; including sheep, deer, rabbits and pigs. The place was visited by over four-thousand visitors per year. The park was earmarked for closure by south ayrshire council in early 2008 and finally closed it's doors for good on 31st March, 2009 after a petition signed by over 7,000 people was unsuccessful.

Not the most interesting of explores, and I'm no photographer, but I tried to get a feel for the place, which is very close to the hearts of many people in Ayr.

On with the few pics I managed to get in the dying light, having forgotten my tripod, excuse some of the shakey ones...

Overgrown Greenhouse, once used for growing various exotic plants

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Inside the greenhouse

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back doors to some of the animal enclosures

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attempted, and failed, arty-shot of the door

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pretty dirty handwashing facilities

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Old Wishing well

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there were a few pieces of agricultural equipment lying around:

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Last I heard, the place had been completely flattened...

Thanks very much for looking at my first report,

Cheers, Chris :)
 
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Foxylady

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I really like the look of this...or 'liked', I should say. What is it with these councils, anyway? They totally ignore what the community wants and just do whatever they damn well please. Don't get me started! :lol:

Anyway, it's good that you took the pics before the place was demolished. Cheers for sharing, Chris. :)
 

CMBScHon

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There were 12 rabbit and Guinea runs, a large outdoor aviary and indoor heated aviary Inc degu and chinchilla, pig pen, goat paddock, pond and 2 fields with horses, donkeys, sheep, and 14 deer
 
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