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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:17 pm

I would like three bricks please. And maybe a fourth, in case one breaks
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:34 pm

This is really sad news - thanks Adam for bringing it to my attention. We did at least manage to make a final visit to Cheshunt when I was in England in July. After that we went to Hornsey and on to Hethel for the Classic Team Lotus tour. It was an exhausting day, especially for Adam who did all the driving. Looks like we made that visit just in time. Bill - if you are out there, any chance of getting some bricks ?

This is a horrible start to 2020 !
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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:23 pm

Ah, I regret that with my time organizing a meeting of old-school pupils and having to do my tax return (I always seem to leave it too close to the deadline) I don't think that I will have enough free time to take a run out to Cheshunt.

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Best bet might be to ask the Monster Gym staff to snaffle a few bricks as arm-excercise weights and save them for Lotus owners. :D
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PostPost by: Coupe » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:46 am

A fellow Lotus enthusiast and ex Cheshunt employee just confirmed the following:

Delamere Road Factory is still standing.
Called today to take some last time photos and it was all ok, it's the factory next door that is currently being demolished,
With all the demolishing that is currently underway don't suppose it will be too long.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:15 pm

Coupe wrote:A fellow Lotus enthusiast and ex Cheshunt employee just confirmed the following:

Delamere Road Factory is still standing.
Called today to take some last time photos and it was all ok, it's the factory next door that is currently being demolished,
With all the demolishing that is currently underway don't suppose it will be too long.


In the photos that I posted it is clearly the main front office of the factory (where Chapman & Bushell's office was) that is being demolished. Maybe yyour contact worked in the Lotus Components (Monster Gym) building?

Happy to be wrong :cry:
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:09 pm

From the LotusEliteType14 group.io Discussion group today:

Re: Cheshunt Factory Building - Demolition Underway
From: Frank Thaxton
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:03:36 PST
I think we can relax - for now. Just heard back from Malcolm Ricketts, to whom I spoke yesterday, who has spoken to Clive Chapman today. Clive was well aware of the development happening at Delamare Road and confirmed that there is nothing on the factory building being demolished at Delamare Road which needs preserving.

Confirmed also that the plaque on the Monster Gym is safe and sound, as is the one on the Tottenham Road site (Jewsons). I understand the latter has some kind of official "preservation order" on it - but well worth watching out for both in future for any developments, "just in case".

Summary: The Monster Gym (Lotus Components) building is safe for now; the Delamare Road factory is being demolished.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:19 pm

I was in the area yesterday so popped by.

All is well. Monster Gym still standing and lots of beefy types coming and going. Next door offices and factory plus ramp all still standing and in use, apparently. Its the buildings either side that are being re-configured, as the photos show.

As it was lunch time I took the opportunity to have a drink and some nuts at The Red Cow, the pub at the end of the road where the workers used to take refreshment. It was a bit full of Spurs supporters!

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:07 pm

That's good news... at least for now.
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