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Mr.B229 posts since 21 Jul 2004
This may be considered off-topic and I was going to pop this into the Midlands thread, but I figured it'd probably be better served with a new thread of its own...

It's so sad.

I have a friend who worked at Pebble Mill until the bitter end, he's now at the Mailbox but someone's been and taken some photos over the last few days...

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Matrix2,544 posts since 13 Feb 2004
Sad to see the wee beastie finally face the ball of decision or wrecking ball, you decide....

I suppose it finally had to happen, what with the building been empty and all but still.
Does anyone know if Midlands Today plans to cover it? Would make rather a nice feature.

I was in Birmingham the other day and got rather lost but was surprised at the number of sign still up for the Mill.

I seem to remember not to long along they were blowing up chunks of the Mill...
Isonstine2,534 posts since 28 Mar 2001
Those pictures are truly sad to see.

It not only just signifies the end of a building, but the true end of the kind of thing Pebble Mill produced in the past. It's a shame to think they're pretty much restricted to OBs now they don't have a studio production base. Sad, very sad.

MT did a brief bit on Friday when it was being hacked into - Kay was on at lunchtime and looked a bit sad and even said "ooohhh kleenex on standby I think..."
Pete9,034 posts since 18 Jun 2001
Isonstine posted:
MT did a brief bit on Friday when it was being hacked into - Kay was on at lunchtime and looked a bit sad and even said "ooohhh kleenex on standby I think..."


Was News 24 about to show a long countdown?
noggin14,455 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I am amazed they have left the BBC logo on the building as they demolish it...

1. It is no longer a BBC building, so confusing, especially to guests who may not have realised the building has moved.
2. It is an amazingly negative "Latest BBC cuts" etc. photo opportunity...

Seems a bit of a mistake to me
Philip Cobbold922 posts since 4 Jan 2003
noggin posted:
I am amazed they have left the BBC logo on the building as they demolish it...

1. It is no longer a BBC building, so confusing, especially to guests who may not have realised the building has moved.
2. It is an amazingly negative "Latest BBC cuts" etc. photo opportunity...

Seems a bit of a mistake to me


But surely its cheaper to just leave the logo up there and remove it as the building is knocked down than pay to put up some scaffolding, and then get someone up there to remove something which is likely to be thrown away anyway.
Pootle51,027 posts since 20 Dec 2003
Isonstine posted:
Those pictures are truly sad to see.

It not only just signifies the end of a building, but the true end of the kind of thing Pebble Mill produced in the past. It's a shame to think they're pretty much restricted to OBs now they don't have a studio production base. Sad, very sad.



We mustn't forget the new "Drama Village" production centre at Birmingham Uni - I'm not clear on how much actual studio space there is though.

RIP Pebble Mill Sad