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Abandoned Stuff, Suffolk County Council Dereliction and Flamenco, Ipswich and Cotton, Suffolk - 22nd October 2005

There's a random weekend of abandoned artefacts around the edge of Diss, an African-style choir near the Town Hall in Ipswich and a ramble around the old Suffolk County Council buildings on Rope Walk: some of these have been leased over to the nearby Suffolk College - including St. Edmund House and the old staff club which is allegedly being turned into a Students' Union - whilst the rest are scheduled for sometime demolition, including a 30s classic in the shape of the old Social Service's building of St. Paul's House, and the 70s "temporary" building of St. Giles, which used to house the finance department, known as "Paymasters". Then, on the way back, there's a stop off at the "Big Giant Head" - a carved oak head just outside Eye. Later on, The Boy Phil sorts out an evening of beer at the Cotton "Trowel and Hammer", where there's an unexpected flamenco night - just like Barcelona

next album: The 28th Norwich Beer Festival, St. Andrew's Hall, Norwich - 26th October 2005
previous album: The Magic Numbers, Scenes of Diss and Andrew Leaves Qualcomm, Diss and Cambridge - 15th October 2005

2005 Wrecked toilet, Sandy Lane, Diss. The flush probably doesn't work any more

Wrecked toilet, Sandy Lane, Diss. The flush probably doesn't work any more

2005 A concrete service pipe laid end-on as a sort-of 'anti-traveller' barrier

A concrete service pipe laid end-on as a sort-of 'anti-traveller' barrier

2005 A pipe and standing water

A pipe and standing water

2005 Abandoned barbeque, left like all it needs is a firelighter and a sack of charcoal to get going

Abandoned barbeque, left like all it needs is a firelighter and a sack of charcoal to get going

2005 Crowds outside Burton in Ipswich

Crowds outside Burton in Ipswich

2005 An African-style church choir entertain the crowds near the Cornhall in the middle of Ipswich

An African-style church choir entertain the crowds near the Cornhall in the middle of Ipswich

2005 The choice outside the Cornhall

The choice outside the Cornhall

2005 A bit of Djambe action

A bit of Djambe action

2005 A small child joins in

A small child joins in

2005 Crowds mill around outside the Cornhall

Crowds mill around outside the Cornhall

2005 St. Edmund's House: Nosher's old place of work

St. Edmund's House: Nosher's old place of work

2005 The old SCC Staff Club

The old SCC Staff Club

2005 St. Giles House: originally built as a temporary structure in the 70s, and (naturally) still in use 30 years later

St. Giles House: originally built as a temporary structure in the 70s, and (naturally) still in use 30 years later

2005 Old rusted rubbish compactor outside Suffolk Design and Print

Old rusted rubbish compactor outside Suffolk Design and Print

2005 The entrance to what was Suffolk Design and Print

The entrance to what was Suffolk Design and Print

2005 Glass-block wall in St. Paul's House, Rope Walk, Ipswich

Glass-block wall in St. Paul's House, Rope Walk, Ipswich

2005 St. Paul's back entrance, and Suffolk Design and Print's old portakabin

St. Paul's back entrance, and Suffolk Design and Print's old portakabin

2005 St Paul's and St. Giles, Rope Walk

St Paul's and St. Giles, Rope Walk

2005 The front of the 1930s classic St. Paul's

The front of the 1930s classic St. Paul's

2005 The car park outside St, Paul's

The car park outside St, Paul's

2005 The entrance to St. Ed's car park

The entrance to St. Ed's car park

2005 Building with graffiti, Rope Walk

Building with graffiti, Rope Walk

2005 Bollards outside the social club

Bollards outside the social club

2005 A never-used car park attendant booth

A never-used car park attendant booth

2005 Eye Church, viewed over a meadow

Eye Church, viewed over a meadow

2005 Leafy lane

Leafy lane

2005 The 'Big Giant Head' outside Eye, Suffolk

The 'Big Giant Head' outside Eye, Suffolk

2005 Someone happens along to pound fence posts around a field

Someone happens along to pound fence posts around a field

2005 Unexpected Flamenco night in the Trowel and Hammer pub, Cotton

Unexpected Flamenco night in the Trowel and Hammer pub, Cotton

2005 Flamenco musicians

Flamenco musicians

2005 More dancing

More dancing

2005 Wavy, The Boy Phil and Bill

Wavy, The Boy Phil and Bill

2005 Someone else has a go

Someone else has a go

2005 The percussionist has a word

The percussionist has a word

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Wrecked toilet, Sandy Lane, Diss. The flush probably doesn't work any more