<<A team of urban search and rescue workers from Hampshire Fire and Rescue service and police officers have been at the site over the weekend checking that there were no people inside the building at the time of the fire.
Police have reassured the public that it is standard practice to carry out searches in cases like this>>
Just wondering if this was an attempt to avoid a Ship and Castle situation where the owners of the Ship & C' opposite the Victory Gate to the Dockyard were made to keep the historic facade and jiggle their redevelopment to fit.
Tsk, you yung un's, twas the 'Crystal Lounge' before they changed the name to some slapper called Johanna.
Frequented by matelot Skins and TS's crew of which I was one, I carried the blow and Black Bombers so TS would not have to do another stint in DQ's. Happy daze, circa 1970, me and TS were barrack stantions, him with incurable knob rot (kicked outside July '70) and me recovering from fractured femur.