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Apollo Pavilion

Post by bluebirdsback » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:18 pm

Just like to point out that the picture Bill posted on the diary of the Peterlee concrete blocks must have been doctored by the council before being published, If possible it is even uglier than it looks on there. The graffitti has been airbrushed out and there are normaly empty lager cans and cheap wine bottles floating in the stream. I am sure that bloke whos house is in its constant shaddow would like to thank the HLF for saving it NOT
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Re: appolo pavilion

Post by jonwrightk7 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:41 pm

Not too sure if it was one of the HLFers or one of their "expert" Museologists who once expressed concern about the damage k7s jet engine would do to the other exhibits when it was fired up inside the ruskin museum! its in the hallowed pages of the bbp diary somewhere. the scary thing is that these people are free to roam amongst us, and some of them drive cars! hells teeth!!! jon
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Re: appolo pavilion

Post by Pullman99 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:03 pm

I was sufficiently moved by the sentiments expressed in this thread to learn more about the Apollo (named to mark the year of the 1st moon landing) and to see if there was a website. And there is! :) Interesting - sort of - if slightly grim. I wonder, though, if they're now trying to find a continued use for it? Still, "Twelfth Night" on 4th July may bring Peterlee's Shakespeare fans out in droves! There must be worse places around the UK, although sadly there are a host of buildings that deserve better.

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Re: appolo pavilion

Post by bluebirdsback » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:00 am

Yes there is indeed a continued use for this artistic block of concrete, Very much the same as its old use of youths gathering to knock back the white lightning, sniff the heated spoon and sign the newly cleaned concrete to let future generations know they had been before them.
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