Photos of the Sanctuary - as it is now

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  1. choons.net

    choons.net New Member

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    On the way back from Swindon on Friday night, myself and Overlode decided to visit the old rave venue - The Sanctuary.
    It's quite blatantly been used as a squat since it's closure, and is a very eerie place now. Standing in the middle of the main dancefloor, remembering the times had there really was surreal - i'd recommend it to anybody!

    Anyway, we took a few photos whilst we were there.... they're up on choons.net now - so head over and have a look!

    Click on the 'Misc' gallery to get there....

    http://choons.net/~v3/community/gallery/frames.php
     
  2. zoob

    zoob Nine Bar SS.

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    we had a squat party in there the week after the final legal event. Managed to get busted quite seriously though.

    Last party at the sanctuary though, 'ave it!
     
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    Yeah, I heard about that!
    Shame it got busted, but someone had to try! ;)
     
  4. zoob

    zoob Nine Bar SS.

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    Yeah mate, not enough people turned up. Im not sure if everyone truely believed it could be done. So they didn't bother turning up, disappointing...
     
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    DJ Lordward T.D.P.

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    that seems really weird jus lettin people walk in there (if thats the case!). so what the deal with the Sanctuary at the mo? Jus waitin to be demolished & built on?
     
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    Would have been phat if you'd pulled it off!

    Was it a planned multi-rigger? I had a few mates that went down, said there was some gabber playing when it got busted..
     
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    zoob Nine Bar SS.

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    aye, it was planned.

    Main room had a good 5 rigs in link. Enough sound to rock the room, gabba was being played at the beginning, but it was due to have all sorts, plenty of dnb.

    There was a phat dnb rig setup in the reception, when ob turned up, that was the first thing they saw, didn't look so good.

    But it was good whilst it lasted.
     
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    We gained entry through a door that'd already been smashed up. All the alarms had been disabled too, so there wasn't any problem with the law.

    Yeah, it's waiting to be demolished. The last I heard, Wimbeldon/whoever is developing the land are postponing the contruction due to Wimbledon now being in the whatever division it is they're in... as they don't really need a 30,000 seater stadium given their league position.