January 9th, 2012

I'll Miss It

The railway warehouse on Queens Rd had stood empty since Dr Beeching closed the goods yard it served. There had been talk of finding some other use for it- as workshops or a hotel or even a railway museum- but nothing ever happened. I crept inside once with my sister and her future husband (it was very dank and bird-limey) and she took photographs.

Last week we noticed that they'd closed part of the road. On Friday the machines moved in. Now there's nothing there but a fifteen foot mound of rubble. 

It had a curved facade (dictated I believe by the shape of the site) which made it one of the more attractive buildings in a town that doesn't have much good architecture.