Demolition work starts on Cornish music venue
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
The Cornwall Coliseum, built at Carlyon Bay, a short distance from our hotel in Fowey, was erected in the 1930's, but fell into disrepair during the 1990's. A £250million redevelopment project was granted earlier this year, meaning the Coliseum's time has come to an end.
The unique beachside location made the Coliseum a popular place for musical acts to play, and even attracted singer Alison Moyet to use the site for a music video of her song "Is This Love?"
The venue was not only used for concerts, but also hosted beauty pageants, and a number of roller discos. The purpose built nightclub had also hosted a number of big names, including Quasars. The final gig to be played at the venue took place in 2000, and performed by the Cornwall Youth Brass Band, before the venue was condemned.
Despite many protests from local people at the removal of such an iconic piece of history, the deconstruction of the whole venue started earlier this week, meaning this historical Cornish venue will soon be no more.
Photo courtesy of Roger Geach, under Creative Commons