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Gary Brocklehurst
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From: West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
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 - posted March 04, 2016 02:50 PM      Profile for Gary Brocklehurst   Email Gary Brocklehurst   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am saddened to witness partial demolition work on the car park side of the building, with the upper level/lower level rooftops and partial walls having being removed

So, so sad after more than thirty years of happy memories

Until next time, please accept my very best regards

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David Guest
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any pics gary do you want a table at blackpool

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Joe Taffis
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It was a pleasure to deal with you and Derann Gary. I wish I had the film budget back then that I have now since retiring. I would have been a much more frequent customer [Big Grin]

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Andrew Woodcock
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Very sad news indeed Gary all around, even if inevitable as time goes by. [Frown]

Joe's sentiments above echo many I feel, myself included knowing what I know now.

How many can say that of their place of work these days!

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Dominique De Bast
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[Frown]

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Melvin England
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Many happy memories of many happy trips down to Dudley from Hull for the Derann open days,and packing ourselves into the upstairs cinema like sardines for the auction which, on most occasions,was relayed downstairs via an audio link 'coz there were sooooo many people there. R.I.P.

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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[Frown] [Frown] [Frown]

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Antoine Orsero
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[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

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Paul Browning
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 - posted March 05, 2016 06:32 AM      Profile for Paul Browning   Email Paul Browning   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i'll get some shots of the building as it is now, I live within 3 miles of this place.

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Steve Klare
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I really hope somebody grabs the "Home Cinema Specialist" sign before it winds up in a dumpster.

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Gary Brocklehurst
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David

My attendance at Blackpool is very much dependent on work, although I will of course be in touch if necessary

Regarding photographs. Yes, I did take several with my mobile/cell 'phone, but have found difficulty in downloading. Paul, we would all be truly grateful for your pictures

Kindest Regards To All

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Graham Sinden
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So sad [Frown]

But im more interested in photos of as it was back in the day rather than as it is now

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Simon Balderston
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very sad

[Frown] [Frown] [Frown] [Frown]

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Graham Ritchie
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As you say Gary its 30 years of memories in that building "sad end" anyway all the best for the future Gary, you were a pleasure to deal with.

Regards Graham.

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Simon Balderston
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hi Gary missed you at Blackpool last year hope to see you this year all the best mate [Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

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Lee Mannering
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Well Mr Sinden, that's one of the reasons we all used to travel so many miles for the Derann Open Days me included. Fond memories and so pleased I made the effort.

Been thinking of you Gary and all the old staff who looked after us so well over the years. Be seeing you soon I hope.

As we do at these times I had a nose in the Derann 8mm store and pulled this one out which was probably one of my first new super 8 films from Derann. Goodness knows how many times that had been on the Eumig.
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Wonder who did the 70's artwork for it Gary?

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Andrew Woodcock
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I think besides Paul posting photos for Gary and us all, of the very sad event of seeing the premises in its final hours,

It'd be nice to also use this page as a kind of scrapbook for one single photo from us all of happier times associated with the company.

Its mother's day here in the UK today, so I will be busy myself until early evening, but I will post a single photo of one of their film covers or famous catalogue covers then, when I'm home.

It will be lovely to see, like Lee has done here, other people's memorabilia from this once great company!😊

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Paul Browning
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Ok guys I got some photo's but as I am hopeless at uploading them to here I will ask Andrew or Vidar to do so. Sadly its in an advanced stage of demolition, but the signs are still there and will see if I can recover at least a couple of them before there gone forever, not sure how successful I will be, but i'll give it go.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Here's Mr. Brownings pictures

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Higher res pictures on reelmagicfilmforum.com

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Andrew Woodcock
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Very very sad indeed!

Well done to Paul though for capturing these for us all here. [Frown]

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Brian Fretwell
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It looks like the "For Sale" board is still up - perhaps they think it will sell better as a vacant plot. I've checked the agent's web site again and it is still showing as for sale as development site reduced from £450,000 to £399,000 for 0.2 acres.

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Tom Photiou
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CRIMINAL [Eek!] [Confused] [Frown]

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Steven J Kirk
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Please can someone save some signage? I'm sure the demolition guys will let someone take a few bits.

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Steve Klare
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There's a proposal online to redevelop the site.

I don't think I can link to it here, but if you copy and paste this:

PLANNING APPLICATION NUMBER: P12/0974

-into Google it's the top result.

There are drawings towards the back.

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Graham Sinden
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I'm sure Derek is watching and shedding a tear [Frown]

Thanks Paul for taking those pics.

Graham S

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