Walthamstow Stadium

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    This is the bit they have to keep, because it gained listed status this year. But they'll probably build "luxury flats" behind it.

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    1. buckaroo kid 69 months ago | reply

      Aw, so sad. Did the protestors get nowhere then?

    2. mondoagogo 69 months ago | reply

      Dunno yet, but as far as I was aware, the site had already been sold. But there's all sorts of rumours and hearsay abounding...

    3. spwtnikgirl 69 months ago | reply

      somebody told it to me last month in london, but i couldn't go there... i suppose that when i'm back in september it will be too late... :/

    4. hookykate 69 months ago | reply

      So sad.
      And they were advertising on the radio this morning for anyone who can give a home to 150 not-needed greyhounds, too!

    5. solidstate_ [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      I do not know anything about walthamstow and its stadium, but I do know that is a seriously fine shot.

    6. Southcoasting 69 months ago | reply

      Not sure I feel that passionate about dogs racing round a track after a stuffed rabbit. But I do feel passionate about them preserving great design like this. Tacky, but awesome too.

    7. Les Bailey 69 months ago | reply

      If they keep it, will they be obliged to keep it lit up at night?

    8. mondoagogo 69 months ago | reply

      @spwtnikgirl: Yeah, I took this on the last night, so it won't be open in September. Since this bit of it has listed status, it'll still be there, though.

      @Les: I imagine it might stay lit up -- at least once whatever they do with it in the end gets done. But maybe they won't.

      I got a couple of good night time shots of the sign on the last night, standing where the cars are in this pic, haven't got around to uploading everything yet though.

      @Southcoasting: I don't think this bit is tacky. Art Deco is rarely tacky! The 1970s bit was pretty tacky, but I loved it anyway.

      @Kate: yeah, that is actually one of my problems with the dogracing aspect, that once a dog can no longer race then they're not longer wanted. I guess it's because most of them were owned by syndicates -- but even so, you'd think one of the syndicate members would actually want to look after the dog!

      Thanks solidstate!

    9. hookykate 69 months ago | reply

      Right, Anna................ several years ago, my next-door neighbours [here in the Cotswolds] brought home a slightly-limping greyhound with a bandaged paw. They told me they had rescued him from a race-track, as he was no longer wanted..........if a dog gets injured & can't run, it gets put down......unless the lucky ones get adopted!
      Well, 'Lucky'[ as he was known] became a lovely & much-loved family pet for many years. Dylan would remember him well.

    10. Kara Seaman Artist 66 months ago | reply

      oh i'm glad at least someone saw sense and listed a wee bit of it!

    11. Londonist Lindsey 65 months ago | reply

      Have used this for news on the Stow today on Londonist. Thanks!

    12. paul-simpson.org 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Friends of The Twentieth Century Society, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. mondoagogo 52 months ago | reply

      This got blogged
      www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/08/showcase-of-beautiful...

      There's a whole bunch of really great signs photographed there.

    14. Georgieporge 20 months ago | reply

      Such an iconic image. When I was younger and saw it I knew I was almost home.

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