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18-06-2007, 17:52   #21
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Well I am just off to close our windows, smells like burning plastic so it's wafted over to walkley.. what exacty is on fire then ? anyone know for certain
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18-06-2007, 17:52   #22
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Yup its gatecrasher - the wife has just been sent home from Telephone House. Thick black smoke yet the roads have not been closed as her bus has just turned up at the normal stop on Arundel Gate near the roundabout!

Yup, Just heard it 2 minutes ago on BBC Radio News; and I'm sitting in the BBC webcafe just around the corner...

Heard the fire engines a while ago; must have a glimpse when the BBC place shuts at 6.

Just hope no-one's come to harm.

NOW, the Multi-Million Pound question is:

Will Gatecrasher benefit from the kind people of Sheffield, in finding at least a temporary home until the place is rebuilt?

A club with those kind of resources could temporarily renovate the Roxy; Then there's the former NICHE a few hundred yards away, but that is a lot smaller...

A more practical solution might be to rent one of the student venues such as the HUBS or SUSU over the Summer at least, as this is generally a dead period for student venues.

Best of luck to Gatecrasher Management and staff in getting over this catastrophe.
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18-06-2007, 17:56   #23
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Wow, it's chucking out the smoke now... just been to the top of the Hicks Building to watch it burn!

Hope no-one was inside.
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18-06-2007, 17:58   #24
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Just heard that its collapsed!

i work near there and the smoke was really bad
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18-06-2007, 17:58   #25
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See for latest news of the fire: http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=227573

After the smoke hs cleared, we all hope that Gatecrasher will pick itself up and look at least for a temporary home while its multi million pound palace is rebuilt.

Does anyone have possible suggestions? The cllub's management might look at refurbishing a currently disused venue nearby such as the old Niche (But thats a bit small), or a larger one such as the old Roxy (Empty for donkey's years).

Then there is the disused Hallam Uni union.

Any kind landlords who might warm to a request to 'gimme shelter' to one of the North's most illustrious entertainment venues???

Best of luck to GC in getting over this catastrophe.
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18-06-2007, 17:59   #26
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Smoke all over Devonshire Green at the moment - looks nasty.
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18-06-2007, 18:00   #27
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I live out past Oughtibridge, and you can see the smoke right down the valley, I hope no one has been injured.
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18-06-2007, 18:00   #28
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The smell is really bad up here so it must be quite a blaze, has anyone managed to snap any piccys yet??
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18-06-2007, 18:03   #29
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Yup - can see it / smell it here in Grenoside!
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18-06-2007, 18:04   #30
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have a look at traffic cams numbers 1 and 2
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i looked ike the packaging factory (which would explain the plastic smell), Have just got off my bus and they are in process of diverting the bus route.

It went up really quickly, within about 5 mins of standing at Plug it went from white smoke to thick dark brown.

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18-06-2007, 18:04   #32
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how do we see traffic cams?
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18-06-2007, 18:05   #33
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They have not updated for about half an hour..
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18-06-2007, 18:06   #34
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Same here in S10, can taste it and smell it. That's a lot of smoke.
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18-06-2007, 18:06   #35
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We just drove back from town and the fire brigade was there en masse.
It looked like it's not yet under control. Roads all seemed to be open and, I have to say, everyone was driving calmly and sensibly I guess just wanting to get home. Scary stuff; the smoke was very smelly and loads of it.
Hope all okay.
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So is it Gatecrasher or the plastics factory ?
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18-06-2007, 18:06   #37
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18-06-2007, 18:07   #38
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Gatecrasher, ben on the radio
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18-06-2007, 18:07   #39
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I can see it very big thick smoke on the horizon of parson cross way, Im in ecclesfield and can see the smoke. did not think the smoke was that far away from me.
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18-06-2007, 18:07   #40
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does anybody know if the trams are still running?

im guessing its traffic chaos round there because of the impact on visibility.

im at work in attercliffe and i can see it still going strong.


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