Friday, 13 August 2010

End of an era: Adhesive Specialities Ltd.

This is actually in Ladywell, rather than Crofton Park, but I felt a touch of sadness none the less seeing what was happening to such a lovely old iconic building. I thought the crows seemed particularly ominous in this setting.

There's something I found quite touching about this image of the stopped clock, the useless door that leads off a ledge and the abrupt finality of closing off the entrance.


Anonymous said...

i too like the building but apparently the art deco aspect was only built in the 1980s - hardly old.

Maybe what replaces it will be nicer, provide a new fresh surge of people wanting to live in ladywell, thus helping the high street.

Jim Jepps said...

Yes, it is a modern building - or rather it was a victorian house (I think) that was done up in the art deco style.

It's always been a shame that the building was so close to the road as most of it was obscured - yes, let's hope it's replaced with something nicer and that actually gets used rather than standing empty.

Kate said...

I've been taking pictures of the gradual demolition. I'm really sorry to see it go.

Jim Jepps said...

Lovely pics!