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Part of Felixstowe's Architectural Heritage Gone Forever

Herman De Stern Going Going Gone

Going going gone 14 January 2007.

Now where once stood the Hermon De Stern a proud building useful for many purposes and massive potential is a pile of rubble courtesy of the council. The valuable bricks have been taken down and demolition completed. Once laugher of visitors and residents echoed round the West End theatre and community centre. Now the area looks like a waste land. The council plans for pulling it down were described by The Suffolk Preservation Society as being totally unacceptable unconvincing and the weakest case ever put forward in order to secure demolition of an important historical building but neglect, and fire have proved it's downfall

GOING

GOING

GONE

Once laugher of visitors and residents echoed round the West End theatre and community centre

Futility of Community groups shown as Doreen Rayner chairperson of WEFRA residents group listens to David Smith project leader (before his resignation) of the scheme.

Workman wearing an asbestos mask get to work

Demolition floor by floor note the graffiti artists have been at work on stockade

Just a pile of rubble

Water, water, everywhere. Firemen drawing water from the sea in an effort to quell the flames.

Salvation Army, proving there are still some good people about, as they supply much needed refreshments to the firefighters.

25 September 2005 smoke from the blaze filled Felixstowe's seafront.

The initial whiteness of the smoke led many residents to believe that the fire had been set. No prosecution has been made concerning it.