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Tom Clarke @visuals0und
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Last Saturday I visited the abandoned Coventry Evening Telegraph building

It’s an amazing place, vacated in 2012 but most of the interior untouched since the 1950s

Here are just a few of the photos I took 📝📸
The site is being looked after by arts collective @CETpopup for the next few months ahead of the inevitable demolition / repurposing.

Go & see it now, before it’s all lost...
So let’s start the explore of a building that once had 600 people working on the evening daily...
Going to post photos from each of these floors but apologies in advance if I label things incorrectly, get rooms wrong or get printing terms incorrect (very likely)
For the impatient, here’s a brief video from start of explore...
Liked around the print rooms first...
This is the print press control room...
Bag of Cool anyone? 😎
Then onto the print room...

Then upstairs to the management floor...

Where it is still 1959

Not sure what went on In Human Resources...
Lift, wallpaper & radiator
Way out...
Then it gets really interesting...

In this small side room, an ‘SOS dogs’ layout

Domino ‘doesn’t like other dogs’
I found the issue of @covtelegraph printed on the day the new cathedral was opened, in 1962.

Featuring an interview with Basil Spence, talking about the new design
& also the 1987 FA Cup-winning commutative issue, with Cyrille Regis

& various random ‘handheld telephone’ manuals

As you leave, note the door detail...
Map of Coventry 1958 (I think?) in reception
Not sure who the Cov Kids were but they seem pretty cool...
More stairs
& that’s pretty much it for photos of the old Coventry Evening Telegraph Building

Get in touch with @CETpopup & go & see it 😎📸
For ref, here are photos from the other buildings I visited on Saturday inc a circular car park & giant elephant with an indoor bowling green...


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