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Demolition Diss: The Destruction of Padley's, and Alex Hill at the Barrel, Diss and Banham - 12th November 2005

From recent photos it might seem like the whole of Diss is being demolished in one way or another. This particular smashie-smashie session is just behind the former Safeway's in Diss where the old Padley's Chicken processing factory is being trashed, probably to make room for more wasteland. In an increasingly common moment of occupational hazzard, one of the demolition dudes even wanders over to interrogate Nosher: they're obviously worried about complaints or something. Almost next to Padley's is the old Norfolk Feather Mills - which used to make pillows and duvets and the like - and whilst this is not actually being demolished at the moment, it is nevertheless derelict and so falls into another favourite category, and thus is worthy of more pics. After that, Alex Hill from a Revolution Records in-store a few months before emails to ask about taking some gig photos at the Banham Barrel, and so it came to pass. On arriving, it almost looks like some sort of photography class is going on, as everyone seems to have actual cameras

next album: USA Chicken Catches Fire: Guv and the Ambulance, Diss, Norfolk - 19th November 2005
previous album: Qualcomm Europe All-Hands at the Berkeley Hotel, and Covent Garden, London - 9th November 2005

2005 A digger perches on a pile of rubble

A digger perches on a pile of rubble

2005 The end of a building remains

The end of a building remains

2005 A pit in the ground

A pit in the ground

2005 A tangle of metal in the sun

A tangle of metal in the sun

2005 A solitary digger bucket, and a pylon

A solitary digger bucket, and a pylon

2005 Skip, digger and rubble

Skip, digger and rubble

2005 discarded sunglasses

discarded sunglasses

2005 A demolisher returns from a food-foraging mission at Morrisons

A demolisher returns from a food-foraging mission at Morrisons

2005 Open door

Open door

2005 The old Feather Mills buildings

The old Feather Mills buildings

2005 Boarded-up buildings

Boarded-up buildings

2005 The Padley's main entrace

The Padley's main entrace

2005 Back at Padley's demolition.

Back at Padley's demolition.

2005 Scattered remains near the 1940s huts

Scattered remains near the 1940s huts

2005 Redundant signage

Redundant signage

2005 Derelict fatory buildings

Derelict fatory buildings

2005 An electrical substation

An electrical substation

2005 A give-way sign with nothing and nowhere to give way to

A give-way sign with nothing and nowhere to give way to

2005 Derelict huts

Derelict huts

2005 Some random pipes

Some random pipes

2005 Danger of death. Bzzzt

Danger of death. Bzzzt

2005 The Feather Mills building

The Feather Mills building

2005 Over in Stuston, it's Geoff's Nissen hut

Over in Stuston, it's Geoff's Nissen hut

2005 Geoff and Brenda's back garden

Geoff and Brenda's back garden

2005 Geoff in the conservatory porch

Geoff in the conservatory porch

2005 Geoff in the kitchen

Geoff in the kitchen

2005 Brenda looks all enigmatic

Brenda looks all enigmatic

2005 Brenda's forgotten something

Brenda's forgotten something

2005 Geoff gets some firewood

Geoff gets some firewood

2005 Sawing wood up

Sawing wood up

2005 Vanilla Kick on at the Banham Barrel

Vanilla Kick on at the Banham Barrel

2005 Calum Duncan on vocals

Calum Duncan on vocals

2005 Rory Hill on bass

Rory Hill on bass

2005 Vanilla Kick

Vanilla Kick

2005 Rob Folkard is on the desk again

Rob Folkard is on the desk again

2005 The boys do their thing

The boys do their thing

2005 Rob helps switch bands over

Rob helps switch bands over

2005 Alex Hill prepares

Alex Hill prepares

2005 Alex Hill and the Cracking Daisies

Alex Hill and the Cracking Daisies

2005 The barrel crowds

The barrel crowds

2005 Craig Hill thanks the crowds

Craig Hill thanks the crowds

2005 Rob 'The Desk' Folkard

Rob 'The Desk' Folkard

2005 Wavy and The Boy Phil

Wavy and The Boy Phil

2005 Wavy's got a few beers on

Wavy's got a few beers on

2005 Packing up after the gig

Packing up after the gig

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A digger perches on a pile of rubble