Sandringham

Back to a sort of more traditional worst, the rotunda thing at The Sandringham Hotel in Belmont, which EV  saw was set to be demolished. I seem to remember videoing some obscenity like an Italian engagement or similar that culminated on top here in the 80s. No doubt the Cocos will still be extant long after the limestone is gone.

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22 Responses to Sandringham

  1. Snuff says:

    Nice one, EV. That second shot is very Planet of the Apes.

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  2. shazza says:

    Was that a bar underneath? If so I’m tending not worst.

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    • E.V. says:

      I believe so, Shazza. The bars are still intact , although warped now. If you look under the rollerdoors, there’s some old fridges and glass trays. I’m still trying to find out if I ever drank here. I took part in many pub crawls by bus in the 80’s (All my friends were getting married) and if we stopped here I was probably too pissed to remember .

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  3. skink says:

    the redevelopment of the old part of the Sandringham was held up in planning approvals for several years, which is why the new pub was built in front of it and the old part left standing

    planning approval has now been resolved and the old pub is to be demolished and another delightful highrise condo will be put on the site, similar to all the others crowding the Belmont Lido.

    but just look at the views they’ll get

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    • Rolly says:

      Straight into the window of some wrinkly old couple having it off on the fitted carpet. (They couldn’t afford such luxuries in their younger days.)

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  4. don smith says:

    Is that where the term ‘bukker mentality’ comed from – Perth town-planners?

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  5. The Legend 101 says:

    OMG it looks messed up for a hotel.

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  6. nerida groom says:

    i went to this pub one night in september 1991..

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    • rottobloggo says:

      …and?? And??

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      • nerida says:

        came home to find my friend had committed suicide in my backyard.. i’d invited him to come with that night but he was really messed up and i had no idea until the next morning when i found his body .. guess that’s why i didn’t fill in the details.. it was an old pub then and there was a rock n roll cover band playing and only a couple of drunk people dancing and it was the beginning of rave music and i remember feeling i’d rather be at a club because i was 20 and hanging with an old rocker who was 35.. i felt disconnected and yet still appreciated a led zep or black sabbath cover..

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  7. bdr says:

    go into it if you have the balls… during the day its fine… the dero’s that live in there have turned the old restaurant into a mini skate park… actually pretty cool

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