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« Reply #7469 on: April 21, 2017, 05:24:29 PM »
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Does anybody know why the hotel demolition has suddenly stopped?
I had a look today, and was surprised to see the site empty, I am assuming the imminent collapse situation is over, as they have reopened the pedestrian access, ...... it is Friday, early finish ?
Looking at the pile of rubble, that is going to be a massive dirty job, with lots of dumper trucks causing more traffic problems, maybe they are leaving it until after the holiday?

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« Reply #7470 on: April 21, 2017, 05:58:44 PM »
It was empty when I passed at 1.30pm.

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« Reply #7471 on: April 22, 2017, 01:19:55 PM »
I have noticed a vintage London transport "Red bus" doing the Llandudno, Deganwy, Conwy sightseeing tour route, is this new. ?

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« Reply #7472 on: April 22, 2017, 04:09:59 PM »
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I have noticed a vintage London transport "Red bus" doing the Llandudno, Deganwy, Conwy sightseeing tour route, is this new. ?

It's new to Llandudno, not a 'new' bus.
Very nice innit?
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« Reply #7473 on: April 22, 2017, 05:25:54 PM »
I haven't yet seen the former Llandudno UDC bus to date outside the pier entrance.

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« Reply #7474 on: April 27, 2017, 03:50:02 PM »
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Hugo, I wouldn't want to be staying on the top floor of the Broadway Hotel this weekend and I certainly wouldn't recommend an ice cream sundae sitting outside Fortes for the foreseeable future.

While Mrs H was doing some shopping in lower Mostyn Street I thought that I'd have a stroll down to the Castle Hotel to see what was going on.   The weather was cold and windy and it had started raining so I only took one photo and quickly returned to my car.
As I passed Fortes two young women were sat outside having a coffee and a cigarette, so sad really, sitting out in a cold, windy and wet place and looking at an eyesore.   A few feet away, they could have enjoyed a coffee in warm and comfortable surroundings.  The addiction must have got the better of the two.

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« Reply #7475 on: April 27, 2017, 04:09:14 PM »
I got talking to the chap who was in charge of the demolition and he said "If you think this side is bad, you want to go round and look at the other side" (Conwy Rd / Vaughan St corner) "It's worse than this side" So it's quite possible the whole place will have to come down, just like Anwyl did to the Gogarth Abbey.  :rage:
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« Reply #7476 on: April 27, 2017, 04:58:50 PM »
Good news - I have just driven down the right-hand side lane of Conway Road past Parc Llandudno, then round the front of the Tudno Castle Hotel and back along Mostyn Broadway.

My car is now back on the driveway where it will stay until next Tuesday.

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« Reply #7477 on: April 27, 2017, 05:18:09 PM »
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I got talking to the chap who was in charge of the demolition and he said "If you think this side is bad, you want to go round and look at the other side" (Conwy Rd / Vaughan St corner) "It's worse than this side" So it's quite possible the whole place will have to come down, just like Anwyl did to the Gogarth Abbey.  :rage:

Can we expect another planning application on the grounds that it's not viable to retain the original facade?             ?{}?      ££££££

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« Reply #7478 on: April 27, 2017, 05:38:12 PM »
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Good news - I have just driven down the right-hand side lane of Conway Road past Parc Llandudno, then round the front of the Tudno Castle Hotel and back along Mostyn Broadway.
Llandudno hotel demolition road closure to end in time for extravaganza

The demolition of the façade on Mostyn Broadway is now complete, and removal of the debris will take place over the next week or so.
As the hotel is listed, the façade will be rebuilt as it was before the demolition.

As a precaution, an engineer will be on site all weekend to continue monitoring the remaining structure and digital monitoring will be in place from next week.
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« Reply #7479 on: April 28, 2017, 03:12:07 PM »
Just been out with the dog and was stopped by a couple going on to Travelodge. The new sign in the car park says maximum parking is for 10 hours. It is now 3 pm, so if they park overnight they will catch both ends of the warden’s shift if they stay there till tomorrow morning. They said ‘ did I know if what the sign inferred was correct’. I went and read it, it doesn’t say ‘No overnight parking’, but it does say specifically maximum parking time 10 hours, so no wonder all the roads around are clogged solid. People daren’t leave their vehicles in case they get fined !

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« Reply #7480 on: April 29, 2017, 05:11:55 PM »
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Good news - I have just driven down the right-hand side lane of Conway Road past Parc Llandudno, then round the front of the Tudno Castle Hotel and back along Mostyn Broadway.
Llandudno hotel demolition road closure to end in time for extravaganza

The demolition of the façade on Mostyn Broadway is now complete, and removal of the debris will take place over the next week or so.
As the hotel is listed, the façade will be rebuilt as it was before the demolition.

As a precaution, an engineer will be on site all weekend to continue monitoring the remaining structure and digital monitoring will be in place from next week.
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Anyone checked it for asbestos I wonder? lots of dust

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« Reply #7481 on: April 29, 2017, 11:29:25 PM »
That's a good point as asbestos may have been used there at some time in it's history.    The point should have come out in the planning application but I couldn't see the application on line to see what they had put about dangerous materials

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« Reply #7482 on: May 08, 2017, 01:41:44 PM »
Whilst having breakfast outside a very sunny Kava today, I noticed a guy filming outside Digby Antiques, (which is more like a 2nd hand shop than an antique shop really)
He was filming a guy in a striped jacket, who looked like he'd purchased some pottery and he seemed very pleased with it.

Outside, he regaled passers by with his great bargain, and when a lady asked what it was all about, he said it was for an episode of BBC Antiques Roadshow, to be aired in November.
They seemed most excited, as was the lady running the shop.

The suspicious side of me noticed that there was no BBC logo on the camera,  no lighting or sound crew, nor do I ever remember Antiques Roadshow presenters going to shops to buy things.
That's more like that mahogany coloured bloke who's name escapes me.



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« Reply #7483 on: May 08, 2017, 01:54:01 PM »
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Whilst having breakfast outside a very sunny Kava today, I noticed a guy filming outside Digby Antiques, (which is more like a 2nd hand shop than an antique shop really)
He was filming a guy in a striped jacket, who looked like he'd purchased some pottery and he seemed very pleased with it.

Outside, he regaled passers by with his great bargain, and when a lady asked what it was all about, he said it was for an episode of BBC Antiques Roadshow, to be aired in November.
They seemed most excited, as was the lady running the shop.

The suspicious side of me noticed that there was no BBC logo on the camera,  no lighting or sound crew, nor do I ever remember Antiques Roadshow presenters going to shops to buy things.
That's more like that mahogany coloured bloke who's name escapes me.






I think they meant Antiques Road Trip, they've filmed previous series in this area.
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