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Posted: 09/06/2020 21:27:05
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The collapsed area of roof is the area that is now open, i.e. the big quadrangle in this photo:



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Imagine that fully roofed and covered - probably - to the height of the second slate terrace visible on the right hand side and you'll have an idea of the size and depth of it.

I've a hazy recollection of reading this described as the largest concrete span in the world at the time, but I can't remember where I read that or find reference to it now.

There's a Sub Brit write up which you may find interesting 50shadesofgreen:

https://www.subbrit.org.uk/sites/llanberis-bomb-store/

The same text also appears in Secret Underground Cities (same author):

https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/-USED-Secret-Underground-Cities-Hardback.html

Nick McCamley wrote:

On 25th January 1942, two-thirds of the structure collapsed within seconds under the weight of the overlaying backfill, completely engulfing a train of twenty seven wagons which was in the process of unloading. The collapse buried over 14,000 tons of bombs which at the time represented 14% of the total RAF stock.


That's a lot of bombs!

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Posted: 10/06/2020 02:30:35
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I've just remembered the term I was looking for

"Spinning bowtie extravaganza" Laugh

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Posted: 10/06/2020 09:36:39
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Blober wrote:



"Spinning bowtie extravaganza" Laugh



Strangely enough, that's the theme for this year's AditNow Christmas Party Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh



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Posted: 10/06/2020 14:06:23
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Blober wrote:

I've just remembered the term I was looking for

"Spinning bowtie extravaganza" Laugh



Looking at the concept illustrations it reminds me of the Gaiety Building at Pwllheli Butlins before it burnt down in the early 70's (I was nowhere near). Close by up behind the bomb store (where I call Wiggley's wonder) there's a GRP substation plastered with kaleidoscopic graffiti. I reckon it must have influenced their ideas looking at the balloons.

A 'spend it all on fees' project profile if ever there was one considering the pre segregation bus full of ambassadors they boast of. And checking out the UN's Sustainable Development Goals they want to adhere to, with so many klingon's its hard to imagine any of those 17 boxes being ticked. Unless its all spent on virtual meetings and nothing is actually built.

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Posted: 10/06/2020 14:27:42
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I'm not going to read it all again, as it's tosh. But there was mention of some kind of outdoor pursuit area. What kind of enterprise like that would you like to see there?
I mean not another zip-line, paintball or tree-tops thing, and the water is probably toxic. What about a climbing wall? There's pitches up in the quarry behind and up above the lake opposite.
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Posted: 12/06/2020 10:36:26
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50shadesofgreen wrote:

I'm not going to read it all again, as it's tosh. But there was mention of some kind of outdoor pursuit area. What kind of enterprise like that would you like to see there?


As it seems the hydro scheme is still pending, there needs to be some serious coordination between the two projects. And with both twlls behind the store having sides looking so unstable, from a reservoir construction standard I wonder how they’ll ever convince whoever it would safely hold water (pun!), never mind the issue of what may be buried in there. A QS team’s project paradise with so many variables.

So, to the question of what would I like in there? Keeping with the state’s talent for novel ways to squander money I reckon an old fashioned Lido would be fine. Having an added benefit of needing annual gov support to keep it open. Has to be more viable than wandering corridors and a room full of psychedelic balloons.

Crowd funding? Wink

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Posted: 13/06/2020 23:17:53
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In the news again:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52994405

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Posted: 14/06/2020 10:20:33
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An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!!
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Posted: 14/06/2020 11:09:05
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!!


For some people that last bit might actually be true at the moment Shocked

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Posted: 14/06/2020 11:44:12
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Jim MacPherson wrote:

JohnnearCfon wrote:

An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!!


For some people that last bit might actually be true at the moment Shocked

Jim


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Posted: 14/06/2020 12:20:52
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

Jim MacPherson wrote:

JohnnearCfon wrote:

An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!!


For some people that last bit might actually be true at the moment Shocked

Jim


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Bring back the Barber Surgeons then we can get two problems fixed on one visit. Sneaky

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Posted: 14/06/2020 12:32:31
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Digit wrote:

JohnnearCfon wrote:

Jim MacPherson wrote:

JohnnearCfon wrote:

An "exciting and much-needed" project,

Yes, right, just like a visit to the dentist!!!


For some people that last bit might actually be true at the moment Shocked

Jim


LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh


Bring back the Barber Surgeons then we can get two problems fixed on one visit. Sneaky


Ah yes, Sweeny Todd!

I can think of a few people who should see him (and Digit that includes that nice lady from derbyshire!).
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Posted: 14/06/2020 12:35:07
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Digit wrote:

In the news again:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-52994405


Is it my eyes (yet again) or do some of what in reality are the arches actually look like somewhat over grown Gaz containers?

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