Author Topic: The Crooked House has burnt down!  (Read 10900 times)


Kim

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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #126 on: 27 February, 2024, 01:10:24 pm »
Looks like they're going to have to rebuild it https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-68414524

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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #127 on: 27 February, 2024, 01:31:14 pm »
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It requires the building to be built back to what it was prior to the fire.

I would imagine that it would be quite tricky to construct.
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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #128 on: 27 February, 2024, 01:41:34 pm »
How easy will it be to enforce the rebuild? What if ATE Farms finds itself having to declare bankruptcy?

Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #129 on: 27 February, 2024, 01:47:27 pm »
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It requires the building to be built back to what it was prior to the fire.

I would imagine that it would be quite tricky to construct.


I'm sure Barratt or Persimmon could fall to the occasion....
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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #130 on: 27 February, 2024, 02:31:43 pm »
How easy will it be to enforce the rebuild? What if ATE Farms finds itself having to declare bankruptcy?
That seems extremely likely, but hopefully it will give the scrotes a suitably uncomfortable time.
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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #131 on: 27 February, 2024, 02:55:15 pm »
How easy will it be to enforce the rebuild? What if ATE Farms finds itself having to declare bankruptcy?

Has one of the directors already distanced themselves

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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #132 on: 27 February, 2024, 08:56:44 pm »
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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #133 on: 14 April, 2024, 07:56:49 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cxx8wpgnk78o

I'm guessing that'll be a firm "No!" from Mr Prosser

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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #134 on: 14 April, 2024, 11:35:41 pm »
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The owners also said they were "not in any way responsible" for the fire which broke out on 5 August and destroyed a substantial part of the pub structure.

Yeah right!

Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #135 on: 15 April, 2024, 08:37:07 am »
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It requires the building to be built back to what it was prior to the fire.

I would imagine that it would be quite tricky to construct.



I'm sure Barratt or Persimmon could fall to the occasion....

It's an interesting problem since it's probable the structure was crooked from side to side and also front to back.  A set of carefully adapted spirit levels would probably be the answer.  And of course the plumbing and guttering...

The whole project could make an excellent tourist attraction.
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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #136 on: 15 April, 2024, 05:26:35 pm »
The request to rebuild it in a better location is, IMO, reasonable. I've known, one way or another, of too many businesses failing due to initial interest followed by 'can't be bothered to go there'.
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hellymedic

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Re: The Crooked House has burnt down!
« Reply #137 on: 15 April, 2024, 07:06:36 pm »
If it’s rebuilt in another location, it will be just another ticky-tacky plastic pub, lacking authenticity.

Getting out of Dudley to the Crooked House, made the trip a real outing.