Saturday, 27 September 2008

Time Please!

Time has been called at the New Penny Inn for the last time. Actually it was called for the last time about three years ago but it has only just been demolished. The pub was originally named the New Inn and renamed in 1970 to coincide with decimalisation in the UK. The pub was renowned for being a bit rough and had some problems with drugs and,unfortunately, this didn't change under several different owners and landlords. It won't surprise you to know that apartments are planned for the site. Very original!

I like the fact that it looks like the demolition team just gave up when they got to the doorway, it has been like this for weeks! For more info about the New Penny Inn, and photos before demolition, go here.

10 comments:

D.C. Confidential said...

Perhaps it's a portal to another world...

Cool photo, Marley!

brian said...

Heheh - i wonder why they left his one piece! i think dc may be on to something, it may be a portal!

pierre l said...

I know! They think people are going to object to yet another block of flats. Whatever the flats look like, it will be better than a doorway and some rubble.
I am not sure whether I have commented here before, but I have been enjoying your pics for a few months (I suspect I came here from Babooshka, or the Newcastle Daily Photo originally).

Gail's Man said...

Another bit of history confined to landfill. We lost a very fine pub called The Beech Tree earlier this year. It served as a hospital during WW1 for injured soldiers. The land is now going to be used for a Tesco's petrol station.

Mo in London has also published a dead pub too.

Ms. Hays said...

Wow, there's construction going on EVERYWHERE!!! I like how they left just the door too, it looks cool - but I really wonder why!?!?!

Tash said...

I always do a double take when I see brick behind the plaster - we see 2x4s. Super shot - portal to rubble?? I hope they saved the ceramic plaque.

babooshka said...

You are reading my mind again. Posts coming up this wekk taht look just like this.

Virginia said...

Bless its heart. New Penny Inn not worth a damn dime.

Knoxville Girl said...

Now it's the old penny. I agree with Pierre, people will get so sick of looking at this that they'll beg for a new block of flats.

Mo said...

Lets hope the bank financing it still has some money left to pay for the new work. Pity about the pub.

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