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Postby Snowhite » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:02 pm

I'm in shock here and sooooooooooo bloody furious They are gone
the last two remaining Victorian Shelters facing the Pier :evil:
have just been with a friend and she told me they were demolished last Thursday Night after 10pm and dumped on a pile of Rock's down by the park .............did anyone else know ?
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Jemser » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:10 pm

Snowy, have just been down the pier and to my shame I never even noticed that they were gone. That is a real disgrace. Surely this cannot be allowed, there must be a bigger plan or a more constructive answer than just demolish them. BangHead
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Navanman » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:22 pm

I would have thought there was a preservation order on them. Surely you cannot just demolish something like them??


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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Snowhite » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:22 pm

This was done under the cover of darkness, my friend was there and could'nt believe what she was seeing :? , seemingly they want to widen the bridge beside them and they were in the way, I for some reason thought there was a preservation order on them..........obviously not. :evil: :evil:
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Rocker » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:38 pm

What next. A piece of history gone! why would you want a wider bridge??
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Holla » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:44 pm

Yeah I saw that they were gone the other day and ment to post about it, we always called them the monkey huts but don't know where the name came from ??
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Snowhite » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:01 am

Heritage Week my Ass, not in Dun Laoghaire, :roll:

Just incase anyone's interested there is a Walking Tour of Dun Laoghaire's historic places on Friday 23rd Aug at 7pm, better get a look at them now before they're gone ...................... :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Strum » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:25 am

No way!?? Jaze that's a crime! Demolished Carlisle Pier with promises to restore the Victorian part of the old station, and that at the time it was in storage for restoration. It wasn't, it was sent away for scrap.
Honestly the CoCo are a law unto themselves. :evil:
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby spudseamus » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:05 am

Will there be any thing left for me to see !
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby sealink72 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:05 pm

Yeah i remember the Council down something similar with the old police station. They demolished it during the night so no one would know.
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:47 pm

sealink72 wrote:Yeah i remember the Council down something similar with the old police station. They demolished it during the night so no one would know.


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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:44 pm

I thought the last time I was down there that some of them had been restored and was thinking ,well that's good and now 2 have been demolished.Wtf are they doing.
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Strum » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:58 pm

That's just it Denis, They DID restore them and now demolished overnight for "progress" unreal.
Sly bastards, do it when nobody can object. :twisted:

Sealink, they did the same with the town for the Shopping Centre. Demolished the entire block overnight on a Saturday so nobody could complain or object. I came down my road (Mulgrave) going to mass on the Sunday morning after and couldn't believe I could see Howth and not the front of the Town anymore. That day the Hoarding went up.
Law unto themselves like I said. :evil:

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Snowhite » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:07 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:I thought the last time I was down there that some of them had been restored and was thinking ,well that's good and now 2 have been demolished.Wtf are they doing.



There ye go Dennis, this was 9 months ago............What a bloody waste by a load of wasters :evil: and were paying their wages. dontknow



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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:24 pm

Yeah Snowy that's how they looked a couple of weeks ago.As kids we would shelter in them from the rain and then as you got older you would admire the structure and the good sensible people that decided to put them there. Is there no sensible people left in the Corporation,shame on them.
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Dancer » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:48 am

:( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Those shelters were only recently restored and added so much charm and character to the area, I cannot understand why ANYONE
would even consider their removal. I hope all you Dun Laoghaire residents will contact your local representatives to register your complaints.
I just can't believe that someone would sanction that ..........absolute morons , the lot of them!!!! :evil: :evil:
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Rocker » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:42 am

Dancer wrote::
I just can't believe that someone would sanction that ..........absolute morons , the lot of them!!!! :evil: :evil:

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby keeper » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:21 am

This is just typical of the town "planners" No consultation, no notice and no brains ! They've taken away a whole load of history, somewhere to sit and enjoy the view, especially for those who could no longer walk the pier, what for ? another couple of feet of concrete on a bridge, doesn't bear thinking about. This demolishing things at night just shows the sneaky way they go about things, it stinks of rogue developers knocking protected buildings during the "boom" I too believed the shelters were protected, silly me, this is an outrage and I hope the media highlight it, grrrrrrrrrrh
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Snowhite » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:49 pm

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby jaytee » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:14 pm

Its a disgrace. The chains that we all swung on will be next. BangHead
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Strum » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:27 pm

Unreal! :roll:
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Jemser » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Wow Snowy, that is shocking. However it would appear to me that it is rubble from the walls and not any timberwork or metal contained in the exterior of the huts. I am just wondering if they are being rebuilt somewhere else, hope they are.

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Rocker » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:14 pm

Lets hope that they will put back up the shelters when the bridge is widened..

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Strum » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:38 pm

Maybe.


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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby spudseamus » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:36 am

Yes some would say " Murphy was an optimist " scry
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