SX0552 : Cornwall Coliseum

taken 10 years ago, near to St Blazey Gate, Cornwall, Great Britain

Cornwall Coliseum
Cornwall Coliseum
The remains of a once major venue, also shown in SX0552 : Partly demolished Cornwall Coliseum, Carlyon Bay and SX0552 : Partly demolished Cornwall Coliseum. They were taken two and three years ago, and things still look bleak. "The venue started as a country club in the 1930's seeing many wealthy visitors, including King Edward VIII, who visited the Riviera Club, as it was a very fashionable destination at that time" LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) . Even while functioning in the 1990s, the building was described thus: "the hideous entertainment multiplex modestly named the Cornwall Coliseum is an ideal Led Zeppelin venue. It squats grimly on a granite beach a matter of feet from the Atlantic ocean. It is featureless, implacable, massy yet compacted, as if dropped on Cornwall from a great height: corrugated concrete blocks set against black cliffs and a riffing sea." LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 6 April, 2009
Music venue   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 0570 5224 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:20.2776N 4:43.9079W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 0577 5231
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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