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Postby bigjoe » Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:08 pm

Baths win £3.4m Restoration final

The building has been derelict for a decade
Derelict swimming baths in Manchester are to get a new lease of life after winning the BBC's Restoration programme.
Almost £3.4m will be poured into restoring the Grade II listed Victoria Baths, after 282,018 viewers voted for the project to win.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3108474.stm

My money would have went on the Church in Stoke. It looked a fantastic building.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Sep 15, 2003 4:06 pm

The baths was a fabulous building......

Last night was a bit too gameshowlike for my taste....

however they should have a programme a week where three restoration projects across the country appeal for funds....... mind you frequently in the series, the linking pieces were more interesting that ptainin d'arse and marianne....
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Postby Hugh » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:24 am

Just when I thought that final programme couldn't possibly get any worse, they patched in Prince Charles. It was indescribable.
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Postby alan d » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:31 am

What about Gryff Rees Jones's nutty professor act. First time a Spitting Image puppet could be down played by the real thing.
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Postby shimon » Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:19 pm

heh yeah i know - the guy really is a caricature of himself...fun though

It was really a shame that there couldn't be more winners..there were plenty of worthy candidates. Still, maybe the tv exposure will make more people sit up and take notice...maybe there'll be a second series...
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