Railway Pub to be knocked down in New Year

The Railway Pub and Hotel will be knocked down next year

The Railway Pub and Hotel will be knocked down next year

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Pitsea market bosses have confirmed that the Railway Pub will be demolished in the New Year.

The 80-year-old pub and hotel will be knocked down along with the stalls behind the pub and the former Co-Op building, boarded up since 2006, to make way for a new Aldi. For several months traders will continue trading on the lower level and in mid 2013 these traders will be moved onto the new market areas, after the new Aldi store is built.

The only major change will see removal of the lockup units that are currently in place meaning the stalls will be put up and down on the same day.

Frank Nash, director of market operator Charfleets, said despite these changes, everything will be done to cause as little disruption as possible to the market – citing modernising the market as a priority.

Mr Nash said: “We are excited and committed to the modernisation this will bring to Pitsea and making a very popular market that has been in Pitsea since the 1950s grow even more. A priority of both Charfleets and London and Cambridge Properties who own the site is to ensure both the traders and the public of the continuity of the market. This will be done as we will have real road frontage.”

The second phase will see construction work on the new Morrison’s store start later next year.

This follows the announcement that Pitsea Swimming Pool will close in the coming weeks with Basildon Council saying the pool on Northlands Pavement will shut by Sunday, December 2, at the latest.

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10:02am Wed 10 Oct 12

GentleGiant says...

all good news :)
all good news :) GentleGiant
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10:16am Wed 10 Oct 12

PJR-121 says...

"The only major change will see removal of the lockup units that are currently in place"

And a big new Aldi of course...
"The only major change will see removal of the lockup units that are currently in place" And a big new Aldi of course... PJR-121
  • Score: 3

11:04am Wed 10 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

A shame - why not a Wetherspoon Hotel ? I thought it was a listed building - awaiting stupid and inane replies ........
A shame - why not a Wetherspoon Hotel ? I thought it was a listed building - awaiting stupid and inane replies ........ Olivia2847
  • Score: 5

12:11pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
A shame - why not a Wetherspoon Hotel ? I thought it was a listed building - awaiting stupid and inane replies ........
It's a common misconception that The Ralway is listed.

Wetherspoons would have to spend an absolute fortune in order to bring the old building up to scratch given the extreme delapidation of it- it would not be economically viable for them, apparently.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: A shame - why not a Wetherspoon Hotel ? I thought it was a listed building - awaiting stupid and inane replies ........[/p][/quote]It's a common misconception that The Ralway is listed. Wetherspoons would have to spend an absolute fortune in order to bring the old building up to scratch given the extreme delapidation of it- it would not be economically viable for them, apparently. Eric Whim
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1:25pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

Eric Whim wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
A shame - why not a Wetherspoon Hotel ? I thought it was a listed building - awaiting stupid and inane replies ........
It's a common misconception that The Ralway is listed.

Wetherspoons would have to spend an absolute fortune in order to bring the old building up to scratch given the extreme delapidation of it- it would not be economically viable for them, apparently.
Better call Mick Norcross in !
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: A shame - why not a Wetherspoon Hotel ? I thought it was a listed building - awaiting stupid and inane replies ........[/p][/quote]It's a common misconception that The Ralway is listed. Wetherspoons would have to spend an absolute fortune in order to bring the old building up to scratch given the extreme delapidation of it- it would not be economically viable for them, apparently.[/p][/quote]Better call Mick Norcross in ! Olivia2847
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1:44pm Wed 10 Oct 12

nicknows says...

I am so pleased that Aldi are staying. The quality of the products stocked by this store has gone from strength to stength over the last few years. I just hope that people boycott Morrison's as they have said they will. A Marks and Spencer food store would have been better and would have given people not only in Pitsea but surrounding areas a more high class place to food shop.
I am so pleased that Aldi are staying. The quality of the products stocked by this store has gone from strength to stength over the last few years. I just hope that people boycott Morrison's as they have said they will. A Marks and Spencer food store would have been better and would have given people not only in Pitsea but surrounding areas a more high class place to food shop. nicknows
  • Score: 0

2:14pm Wed 10 Oct 12

AndyBSG says...

"A Marks and Spencer food store would have been better and would have given people not only in Pitsea but surrounding areas a more high class place to food shop."

The words "Pitsea" and "High Class" hardly go together.

Worst year of my life spent living in that hole and that's saying something when i've also lived in such delightful places as Canning Town and Glasgow!

An M&S in Pitsea would go out of business quicker than a West Ham FC shop in Tottenham due to lack of customers.
"A Marks and Spencer food store would have been better and would have given people not only in Pitsea but surrounding areas a more high class place to food shop." The words "Pitsea" and "High Class" hardly go together. Worst year of my life spent living in that hole and that's saying something when i've also lived in such delightful places as Canning Town and Glasgow! An M&S in Pitsea would go out of business quicker than a West Ham FC shop in Tottenham due to lack of customers. AndyBSG
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2:31pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

AndyBSG wrote:
"A Marks and Spencer food store would have been better and would have given people not only in Pitsea but surrounding areas a more high class place to food shop." The words "Pitsea" and "High Class" hardly go together. Worst year of my life spent living in that hole and that's saying something when i've also lived in such delightful places as Canning Town and Glasgow! An M&S in Pitsea would go out of business quicker than a West Ham FC shop in Tottenham due to lack of customers.
there's a new M&S food shop opening in the Mayflower retail park soon.

I'm also very happy to see Aldi will still have a store in Pitsea
[quote][p][bold]AndyBSG[/bold] wrote: "A Marks and Spencer food store would have been better and would have given people not only in Pitsea but surrounding areas a more high class place to food shop." The words "Pitsea" and "High Class" hardly go together. Worst year of my life spent living in that hole and that's saying something when i've also lived in such delightful places as Canning Town and Glasgow! An M&S in Pitsea would go out of business quicker than a West Ham FC shop in Tottenham due to lack of customers.[/p][/quote]there's a new M&S food shop opening in the Mayflower retail park soon. I'm also very happy to see Aldi will still have a store in Pitsea Eric Whim
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5:25pm Wed 10 Oct 12

naffeville says...

They should have reopened the pub, you could have a dirty pint, get harrased by a nutter, sit on piddle, get beaten up, buy crack and stroke the duck all in your lunch hour
They should have reopened the pub, you could have a dirty pint, get harrased by a nutter, sit on piddle, get beaten up, buy crack and stroke the duck all in your lunch hour naffeville
  • Score: 1

6:00pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

where is the money laundering operation posing as a car wash going to go?
where is the money laundering operation posing as a car wash going to go? Eric Whim
  • Score: 3

6:47pm Wed 10 Oct 12

SpaffSpiff84 says...

It's 80 years old but is an exact replica of the building that had stood there since 1859, a major piece of the town's history destroyed to make way for a supermarket, typical. i went down church road in basildon yesterday and i couldn't believe how many new homes have been built there it's terrible, both the disabled schools, cranes court, fields behind etc all built over
It's 80 years old but is an exact replica of the building that had stood there since 1859, a major piece of the town's history destroyed to make way for a supermarket, typical. i went down church road in basildon yesterday and i couldn't believe how many new homes have been built there it's terrible, both the disabled schools, cranes court, fields behind etc all built over SpaffSpiff84
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10:37pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

nicknows wrote:
I am so pleased that Aldi are staying. The quality of the products stocked by this store has gone from strength to stength over the last few years. I just hope that people boycott Morrison's as they have said they will. A Marks and Spencer food store would have been better and would have given people not only in Pitsea but surrounding areas a more high class place to food shop.
Do you think people in Pitsea could afford M&S food? Aldi will suit them fine, when they are stoned out their faces, they can walk in and stock up on food with their benefit money when they have the munchies.
[quote][p][bold]nicknows[/bold] wrote: I am so pleased that Aldi are staying. The quality of the products stocked by this store has gone from strength to stength over the last few years. I just hope that people boycott Morrison's as they have said they will. A Marks and Spencer food store would have been better and would have given people not only in Pitsea but surrounding areas a more high class place to food shop.[/p][/quote]Do you think people in Pitsea could afford M&S food? Aldi will suit them fine, when they are stoned out their faces, they can walk in and stock up on food with their benefit money when they have the munchies. Basildon.lad.21
  • Score: 3

11:23pm Wed 10 Oct 12

sunshine07 says...

If Pitsea and its residents were as bad as some people make out then i wouldnt have thought all this investment would be put into it. Alot of people in Pitsea are hard working and pay their own way and own their own homes. Yes we do also have waste of space people too but so does every other town .
If Pitsea and its residents were as bad as some people make out then i wouldnt have thought all this investment would be put into it. Alot of people in Pitsea are hard working and pay their own way and own their own homes. Yes we do also have waste of space people too but so does every other town . sunshine07
  • Score: 3

2:15pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Audioman says...

Why o why
A great pub nice beer good company and nice food
Why o why A great pub nice beer good company and nice food Audioman
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Trainman says...

My Fiancee' and I saw how Laindon has been ripped apart for endless new houses, and very few shops, so why Pitsea gets the shops who knows?
My Fiancee' and I saw how Laindon has been ripped apart for endless new houses, and very few shops, so why Pitsea gets the shops who knows? Trainman
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4:18pm Thu 11 Oct 12

kevinthegerbil says...

About time to, would it not be worth taking the rest of pitsea down with it?
About time to, would it not be worth taking the rest of pitsea down with it? kevinthegerbil
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Thu 11 Oct 12

TseTse says...

Bye-Bye, Flying Bottle
Bye-Bye, Flying Bottle TseTse
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6:38pm Thu 11 Oct 12

andy:) says...

As featured on Britains Roughest Pubs :)
As featured on Britains Roughest Pubs :) andy:)
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9:36am Fri 12 Oct 12

Shoot Ferals says...

I remember drinking in the Bottle when I was 15 (1977) a pint of Skol was 26p, 5x stout was 30p and a punch in the mouth was free. Alex and Jeannie Cogger run the pub and kept it really well. About time the pub went its an eyesore nowadays, just serves as a car park. Thats the last bar gone in the high road, there used to be three places to get a beer, The Bottle, above the chippy, and inside the cinema well after it was a cinema. An alternative shopping outlet would be good.
I remember drinking in the Bottle when I was 15 (1977) a pint of Skol was 26p, 5x stout was 30p and a punch in the mouth was free. Alex and Jeannie Cogger run the pub and kept it really well. About time the pub went its an eyesore nowadays, just serves as a car park. Thats the last bar gone in the high road, there used to be three places to get a beer, The Bottle, above the chippy, and inside the cinema well after it was a cinema. An alternative shopping outlet would be good. Shoot Ferals
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