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Spoons reopening postponed?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Tumble weed, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. SC1988

    SC1988 A few posts under my belt

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    It'd probably be cheaper to just have the river dredged and then pay the EU fines.....
     
  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Do the EU fine you for dredging rivers?
     
  3. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    Only if the river is called the English Channel and you dredge too many EU fish :)
     
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  4. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    Come on, the EU are responsible for earthquakes, volcanoes, disease, tsunamis, incoming asteroids, serial killers, solar flares and many other things. I know this because if things do go south over the next few years.... guess who Doris will blame !!!
    What's a few fish or un-dredged rivers compared to that ?
    But don't despair, the EU is like a giant Antarctic glacier .. it will melt away … and we will have the last laugh … (even though it might be a fairly gurgly bubbly laugh as we clutch at that straw.)
     
  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Tell people in Burton that we're going to fling our water at them even faster...
     
  6. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Any excuse in those days ..... :heyhey:
     
  7. Cue

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    Only if you need an excuse for not dredging during a flood, or an excuse for not putting in proper, ecologically friendly measures
     
  8. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    Seems atm it hasn't yet reflooded, who knows by the end of today though. But it's running months behind schedule. Looks like it's summer at the earliest, so long as there's no further problems.

    But seems the ceiling has been damaged by mould and dampness during the closure.

    So a full restoration of that is now required too.
     

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  9. Gareth

    Gareth Well-Known Forumite

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    The ceiling has been pencilled in for repair since 2018, mainly due to loose fittings and defective plastering.

    Obviously makes sense to do that work now while it it closed. Unfortunately upon getting up there it needs more work than they thought.

    IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RECENT RAIN. The roof has been in a poor state for sometime.
     
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    Flooded Wetherspoon pub to remain closed for months
     
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  12. Sir BoD

    Sir BoD Well-Known Forumite

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    I remember frequenting The Picture House 'Spoons in the first couple of weeks when it first opened back in 1997.

    We were standing near the top where the meals are largely served these days when all of a sudden a large thud and then a plume of dust came rising up from a table where a couple were sitting eating their meal.

    Just as you walk in from the right hand side as you get into 'Spoons, a large part of the ceiling had fallen down and landed right on the table of the said couple.

    The deputy at the time quickly moved the couple to another area and gave them another meal, strategically placed chairs around the area where the ceiling had fallen in, and the night continued as 'normal'.

    If you look up at one of the 'ceiling roses', it's the one on the far left as you look at the picture nearer the entrance. Up until a few years back, you could see where they'd quickly patched it up but it has had a couple of layers of paint since so it might not be so obvious now.

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  13. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    It's been in poor repair since Spoons first opened there and was only a matter of time until needing major repair work.

    Hope they get it sorted and have a great summer footfall as it is an iconic Stafford location.
     
  14. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Iconic... it’s a shithole and has been for years.
     
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    I remember that.
     
  16. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    The building is well worth preserving and might even make a good cinema.

    Is the spoons part of it that's not do good but such is...
     
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  17. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Yep, exactly.
     
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  18. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    That's what I was referring to not necessarily the occupants.
     
  19. BobClay

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    Is it a listed building, the frontage at least … ?
     
  20. GNM67

    GNM67 A few posts under my belt

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    i believe it is listed because of the ceiling
     

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