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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.


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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