Pickled Egg Quiz

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So unless you know the location, and bear in mind just like the Dunston Rocket and the Get Carter car park the landscape may be very different today, its going to be hard to find. Still 100 points for no help.

Take it down to a 50 with this
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I was right in my assumption that the location would be within 30 miles of Luton
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and 40 with this
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I was also right in my assumption that it could be one of the "New Towns"
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I have been looking, but have found nowt so far :(
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bobins wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 21:06
I have been looking, but have found nowt so far :(
I found it alnost impossible to find and spent ages trying to frame a query, or do an image search cutting the image up.
So take the clues if you havent already.

Down to 30 points
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If you do a google maps type query it is nearer 10 than 20 miles from Luton
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And down to 20 points with this clue
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Surprisingly had I chosen "water garden" as a search term I may have arrived at the answer sooner and currently the only thing as far as I can work out remaining from the scene now is the sculpture in the water by Hubert Yencesse (unhelpfully just out of picture on the Cresta promotional photo)
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I think there is more than enough in the clues but taking it down to 10 Points
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Just got home and started to catch up, TOH that looks like the old Kodak building in Hemel Hempstead which was demolished due to discovering asbestos in it. It is now a shopping maul which I haven't been to, so no modern information. It was sited at the southern end of Hemel high street at the junction with the Leighton Buzzard road next to Hemel's famous 2 way roundabout! :-D
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You can have 100 for that Mick, back yard territory for yourself, but almost impossible to find for me, although some of my initial assumptions did prove correct. This picture shows the scene as was when the Cresta promo shots were taken

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There are better ones!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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You can have 100 for that Mick, back yard territory for yourself,

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Thankyou very much :-D but I did have a huge advantage. Back in the day I used to be a league bowler and I bowled at Hemel Alley twice a week for around 15 years so drove round the roundabout 4 times a week from 1967 to 1982. These days I probably pass there once or twice a month! :-D
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Here's a view of the car park in 1969
screenshot of spiral car park,
screenshot of spiral car park,
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Next time I pop over there I'll try and get a shot or two of how it is today, although I will warn you that it is so different it may not be recognisable at all! :)
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mickthemaverick wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 22:30
It is now a shopping maul
Very apt phraseology Mick!
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mickthemaverick wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 23:05
Next time I pop over there I'll try and get a shot or two of how it is today, although I will warn you that it is so different it may not be recognisable at all! :)
On Street View I think the only thing that I picked out were the "Rock and Rollers" Sculpture in the water! This is a better pic from the "Cresta" days.

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myglaren wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 23:06
mickthemaverick wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 22:30
It is now a shopping maul
Very apt phraseology Mick!
Sorry about that!! It is a local joke because the ground floor is Primark which is definitely an indoor Grab and run store!! I got carried away in thinking it and so wrote it!! No offence to Paul! :-D
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It is certainly a likelihood to get mauled in those places - financially.