Pretty much everyone who’s visited Camberley’s town centre lately – and anyone who lives in the new Churchill Homes – will know that the demolition of the former Holiday Autos building is progressing rapidly and visibly.
So, off we toddled yesterday, to take a photo or two of work in progress. When we got there, a gentleman in a hi-vis jacket approached. We’re used to this – we’re often greeted with: ‘Oi, you can’t do that here’. (To be fair, when we explain what we’re up to, politeness often prevails.) But in this case, there was no ‘Oi’. Just a friendly ‘Hallo’. And when we explained why we were taking photos, there was a follow-up comment of ‘You’re the Camberley Eye!’. Which somewhat blew our mind; are we known more widely than we thought? As far as Enfield, it transpired, in this case.
Anyway, herewith just a few photos. And, though we usually avoid showing close-ups of people, we’ve made an exception – by agreement! – in this case. Also, we should explain that what some passers-by think are clouds of dust are actually water mist; jets of water are being sprayed on the building to suppress dust. Altogether, though we feel a bit sorry for those living in Churchill Homes, the operation seems to be managed as well as possible to minimise its impact on the surroundings.