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Guildford Landmark Disappears

Published on: 23 Apr, 2016
Updated on: 23 Apr, 2016

The fire-station training tower, part of the old fire-station on Ladymead, has been a local landmark for almost 80 years – but last week progress caught up with it and now the tower is no more.

Nearby resident Donna Collinson sent in these pictures of some of its final moments.

The hungry "nibbler" at work

The hungry “nibbler” at work.

Donna said: “I took the photos on 15th April from the lower part of the pedestrian footbridge. It was quite atmospheric. I got soaking wet as it was pouring, but worth it.”

Going, going and by now it's gone.

Going, going …and by now it’s gone.

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Responses to Guildford Landmark Disappears

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    April 25, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I noticed yesterday that the balcony at the front of the building had been demolished, while the rest of the front of the building was still intact.

    The centre of the balcony incorporated a relief of the Guildford Borough Crest. Do we know if this was saved, and if so is it to be incorporated in the new building, or perhaps somehow incorporated into the new fire station building?

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