Only chimney remains of yacht club after devastating fire

The fire completely destroyed the yacht club. PHOTO: Shibin Joseph

Firefighters used an aerial ladder to tackle the flames

Isolated pockets of fire persisted after the main blaze had been extinguished

UPDATE: Two teen boys arrested after yacht club consumed by flames

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TWO teenage boys arrested on suspicion of torching Alexandra Yacht Club have been bailed.

Police are still investigating what caused the yacht club in Clifton Terrace to burn to the ground on Sunday morning.

The 130-year-old wooden structure took 30 fire fighters two hours to extinguish.

They were called at about 11.45pm on Saturday and the blaze was put out by 1.45am. Crews remained at the site throughout Sunday checking for hot spots.

Police arrested two boys aged 16 and 17 in Westcliff at about 3am on Sunday after they were stopped by officers.

They were arrested on suspicion of arson. They were today released on police bail until September 12 pending further enquiries.

A lone chimney is all that remains after the immense fire reduced it to ash.

Incident commander and station officer Steve Parker said: "The fire started in the iconic Alexandra Yacht Club on Southend seafront just before midnight on Saturday night. The building was derelict and was situated on the side of the cliff on stilts.

"A total of 30 fire fighters tackled the blaze into the early hours of this morning and the aerial ladder platform was used to pour water at height onto the burning structure. The building has been completely destroyed by the fire."

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The Echo understands police officers had made plans to evacuate Royal Terrace in the event of the fire spreading from the yacht club.

Julie Bagot, 46, of Alexandra Road, had been walking home at about 11.45pm when she saw the enormous flames rising from the club.

She said: "I'd been to the off license and was walking along when I saw the trees alight and at first I thought it was the lift that was on fire from an electrical fault or something.

"Then I moved down from the cliff stairs and saw the club - you wouldn't believe how much it was alight.

"There were people stopping their cars in the middle of the road (Western Esplanade) because it was so big - I've never seen a fire like that before."

Steve Valentine, 28, of Hamlet Court Road, added: "It just kept getting bigger and bigger then they (the police) said they were worried it was going to explode."

The majority of the flames had been extinguished by about 1.45am, with a large cloud of smoke billowing out of the charred remains of the club house over the seafront, as firefighters continued to damp down the site.

Emergency gas and electrical engineers arrived about an hour later to check the site was safe.

The yacht club is the fifth oldest in the country and the ninth oldest in the world, but surveyors have now condemned the building.

It was closed due to subsidence in November, but in April it was decided it would be demolished.

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2:58am Sun 24 Aug 14

Eric the Red says...

Reporter Paul - it is 'off licenCe'. Dump your American spell checker!
Reporter Paul - it is 'off licenCe'. Dump your American spell checker! Eric the Red
  • Score: 5

7:54am Sun 24 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

An arsonist on the loose, plenty of fires lately.
An arsonist on the loose, plenty of fires lately. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 24

8:17am Sun 24 Aug 14

white_van_ man says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
An arsonist on the loose, plenty of fires lately.
That went to the off licence perhaps!
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: An arsonist on the loose, plenty of fires lately.[/p][/quote]That went to the off licence perhaps! white_van_ man
  • Score: -2

8:53am Sun 24 Aug 14

the citizen says...

Could someone explain to me how a clubhouse that is 3/4 up a steep incline can be demolished to make way for a £850,000 lagoon? Have they discovered water than can slope?
Could someone explain to me how a clubhouse that is 3/4 up a steep incline can be demolished to make way for a £850,000 lagoon? Have they discovered water than can slope? the citizen
  • Score: 47

8:54am Sun 24 Aug 14

Westcliff Wizard says...

Demolished to make way for the lagoon???? The clubhouse was almost at the top of the cliffs!
Demolished to make way for the lagoon???? The clubhouse was almost at the top of the cliffs! Westcliff Wizard
  • Score: 40

9:11am Sun 24 Aug 14

chunkus04 says...

the citizen wrote:
Could someone explain to me how a clubhouse that is 3/4 up a steep incline can be demolished to make way for a £850,000 lagoon? Have they discovered water than can slope?
i believe the club house also owned a part if the foreshore to store there yachts and boats this is the bit sbc wanted, the yacht club said no so sbc went in and condemned the club house job done!!
[quote][p][bold]the citizen[/bold] wrote: Could someone explain to me how a clubhouse that is 3/4 up a steep incline can be demolished to make way for a £850,000 lagoon? Have they discovered water than can slope?[/p][/quote]i believe the club house also owned a part if the foreshore to store there yachts and boats this is the bit sbc wanted, the yacht club said no so sbc went in and condemned the club house job done!! chunkus04
  • Score: 28

9:13am Sun 24 Aug 14

dolls house restoration says...

This lovely building was due for demolition due to the cliff becoming unstable. The new lagoon has nothing to do with it!
This lovely building was due for demolition due to the cliff becoming unstable. The new lagoon has nothing to do with it! dolls house restoration
  • Score: -1

9:23am Sun 24 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

dolls house restoration wrote:
This lovely building was due for demolition due to the cliff becoming unstable. The new lagoon has nothing to do with it!
except that the 'lagoon' will create a safety hazard for craft using the club jetty, which SBC chose to ignore, to approve millers plastic paddle pool.... so there is a connection, albeit not the club house, but the effective closure of the yacht club....
[quote][p][bold]dolls house restoration[/bold] wrote: This lovely building was due for demolition due to the cliff becoming unstable. The new lagoon has nothing to do with it![/p][/quote]except that the 'lagoon' will create a safety hazard for craft using the club jetty, which SBC chose to ignore, to approve millers plastic paddle pool.... so there is a connection, albeit not the club house, but the effective closure of the yacht club.... pembury53
  • Score: 25

9:25am Sun 24 Aug 14

pussycatpurrs says...

The lagoon was being planned long before the Yacht club was condemned. The Evening Echo should know this. The Lagoon is across the road in the sea next to Sands. Don't think a Lagoon will be any good on a cliff. Idiots!!!
The lagoon was being planned long before the Yacht club was condemned. The Evening Echo should know this. The Lagoon is across the road in the sea next to Sands. Don't think a Lagoon will be any good on a cliff. Idiots!!! pussycatpurrs
  • Score: 6

9:40am Sun 24 Aug 14

scrounger‎ says...

I never had a yacht but had some good nights in the AYC, very sad.
I never had a yacht but had some good nights in the AYC, very sad. scrounger‎
  • Score: 30

9:51am Sun 24 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
An arsonist on the loose, plenty of fires lately.
year 5 ? year 6 ?
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: An arsonist on the loose, plenty of fires lately.[/p][/quote]year 5 ? year 6 ? pembury53
  • Score: 2

10:17am Sun 24 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

"The 130-year-old club house, which was due to be demolished to make way for an £850,000 lagoon,"

Is that a fact Echo?

so the Lagoon is going where the club house once stood, or was it closed because the lagoon is more needed and the Lagoon operators did not want a 130 year old building ruining the ambiance of the new exotic lagoon in southend-on-mud?

where are our local echo reporters based? Ooop north somewhere.
"The 130-year-old club house, which was due to be demolished to make way for an £850,000 lagoon," Is that a fact Echo? so the Lagoon is going where the club house once stood, or was it closed because the lagoon is more needed and the Lagoon operators did not want a 130 year old building ruining the ambiance of the new exotic lagoon in southend-on-mud? where are our local echo reporters based? Ooop north somewhere. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 10

10:44am Sun 24 Aug 14

lucy10 says...

pussycatpurrs wrote:
The lagoon was being planned long before the Yacht club was condemned. The Evening Echo should know this. The Lagoon is across the road in the sea next to Sands. Don't think a Lagoon will be any good on a cliff. Idiots!!!
watch out for rising tide
[quote][p][bold]pussycatpurrs[/bold] wrote: The lagoon was being planned long before the Yacht club was condemned. The Evening Echo should know this. The Lagoon is across the road in the sea next to Sands. Don't think a Lagoon will be any good on a cliff. Idiots!!![/p][/quote]watch out for rising tide lucy10
  • Score: 9

11:43am Sun 24 Aug 14

sarahg86 says...

Insurance job? Bring on the haters but let's be realistic and not rule it out
Insurance job? Bring on the haters but let's be realistic and not rule it out sarahg86
  • Score: -1

11:49am Sun 24 Aug 14

ravnos says...

The council closed it as it was deemed unsafe by council inspectors... Demolish another heritage building! (Also no pay out). It goes up in flames, insurance pays out... Something fishy going on.... On a number of levels....
The council closed it as it was deemed unsafe by council inspectors... Demolish another heritage building! (Also no pay out). It goes up in flames, insurance pays out... Something fishy going on.... On a number of levels.... ravnos
  • Score: -4

1:33pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Saxonpride says...

So, the little firebug strikes again? This cannot all be coincidence. In the last few days we've heard a load of stories about bin fires, mattress fires and so on. This is clearly the same person.
So, the little firebug strikes again? This cannot all be coincidence. In the last few days we've heard a load of stories about bin fires, mattress fires and so on. This is clearly the same person. Saxonpride
  • Score: 13

1:38pm Sun 24 Aug 14

ORACUS says...

Probably someone pro lagoon put a match to it.
Probably someone pro lagoon put a match to it. ORACUS
  • Score: 11

2:44pm Sun 24 Aug 14

cookiemonsta says...

Call me suspicious the fire at Alexandra Yacht Club and there objecting to the lagoon project (what impeccable timing)
Call me suspicious the fire at Alexandra Yacht Club and there objecting to the lagoon project (what impeccable timing) cookiemonsta
  • Score: 16

2:48pm Sun 24 Aug 14

cookiemonsta says...

cookiemonsta wrote:
Call me suspicious the fire at Alexandra Yacht Club and there objecting to the lagoon project (what impeccable timing)
Can anyone say investigation
[quote][p][bold]cookiemonsta[/bold] wrote: Call me suspicious the fire at Alexandra Yacht Club and there objecting to the lagoon project (what impeccable timing)[/p][/quote]Can anyone say investigation cookiemonsta
  • Score: 11

6:43pm Sun 24 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

Boys will be boys. But sadly I suspect an example will be made and they looking at 5 years +.
Boys will be boys. But sadly I suspect an example will be made and they looking at 5 years +. supermadmax
  • Score: -22

7:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

BikeyMikey says...

don't believe what you read in the papers, Standard or the Echo. The AYC closed the club themselves following a structural engineers report on the grounds the clubhouse sat on. Nothing to do with the proposed lagoon development, although the conspiracy rumours will prevail. The AYC are still a sailing club full stop.....
don't believe what you read in the papers, Standard or the Echo. The AYC closed the club themselves following a structural engineers report on the grounds the clubhouse sat on. Nothing to do with the proposed lagoon development, although the conspiracy rumours will prevail. The AYC are still a sailing club full stop..... BikeyMikey
  • Score: 4

7:25pm Sun 24 Aug 14

BikeyMikey says...

ravnos you don't know the facts so why summise with ****?
ravnos you don't know the facts so why summise with ****? BikeyMikey
  • Score: -3

8:20pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Saxonpride says...

supermadmax wrote:
Boys will be boys. But sadly I suspect an example will be made and they looking at 5 years +.
BOYS WILL BE BOYS? Excuse me? Someone could have been killed. And I daresay that myself, and the other hard-working tax payers here are none too keen on our fire department's time being wasted because two common street thugs decided to play with matches.
"Boys will be boys", indeed!
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Boys will be boys. But sadly I suspect an example will be made and they looking at 5 years +.[/p][/quote]BOYS WILL BE BOYS? Excuse me? Someone could have been killed. And I daresay that myself, and the other hard-working tax payers here are none too keen on our fire department's time being wasted because two common street thugs decided to play with matches. "Boys will be boys", indeed! Saxonpride
  • Score: 30

8:52pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
An arsonist on the loose, plenty of fires lately.
2 little sh!t bag arsonists caught...hopefully banged to rights, bravo to Essex Police, hope all the i's are dotted and the T's crossed to lock these 2 dirtbags up for a while.
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: An arsonist on the loose, plenty of fires lately.[/p][/quote]2 little sh!t bag arsonists caught...hopefully banged to rights, bravo to Essex Police, hope all the i's are dotted and the T's crossed to lock these 2 dirtbags up for a while. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 33

9:09pm Sun 24 Aug 14

ravnos says...

BikeyMikey wrote:
ravnos you don't know the facts so why summise with ****?
BikeyMikey, I never said it was fact.. I said "something fishy going on". That leaves the causes to be summised in whichever way people would like, using their own brains, intelligence or opinions.

Are differing opinions on a given event wrong?
[quote][p][bold]BikeyMikey[/bold] wrote: ravnos you don't know the facts so why summise with ****?[/p][/quote]BikeyMikey, I never said it was fact.. I said "something fishy going on". That leaves the causes to be summised in whichever way people would like, using their own brains, intelligence or opinions. Are differing opinions on a given event wrong? ravnos
  • Score: 7

10:51pm Sun 24 Aug 14

MoKaher says...

We all know that there are no sufficient punishments for youths both in southend and pretty much across the country. They'll get a few months of youth offending.
We all know that there are no sufficient punishments for youths both in southend and pretty much across the country. They'll get a few months of youth offending. MoKaher
  • Score: 11

7:08am Mon 25 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Eric the Red wrote:
Reporter Paul - it is 'off licenCe'. Dump your American spell checker!
Yes.. lots of mistakes, both factual and grammatical, on the Echo website these days.

Don't they employ subs any more?

As for the Alex, I used to be a member there. It was a lovely club. So sad to see it end this way.
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: Reporter Paul - it is 'off licenCe'. Dump your American spell checker![/p][/quote]Yes.. lots of mistakes, both factual and grammatical, on the Echo website these days. Don't they employ subs any more? As for the Alex, I used to be a member there. It was a lovely club. So sad to see it end this way. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 6

7:14am Mon 25 Aug 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Evening Echo website is becomming too personal , spats between people who think they are funny and are not and oneupmanship. Keep to the task in hand and stop trying to be c;ever, its not funny, not enough to do with your time.
Shame about the yacht club and hope they send the arsonists to prison
Evening Echo website is becomming too personal , spats between people who think they are funny and are not and oneupmanship. Keep to the task in hand and stop trying to be c;ever, its not funny, not enough to do with your time. Shame about the yacht club and hope they send the arsonists to prison CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 9

7:48am Mon 25 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

dolls house restoration wrote:
This lovely building was due for demolition due to the cliff becoming unstable. The new lagoon has nothing to do with it!
What's up with you down arrow morons this time? This happens to be the TRUTH...but you wouldn't know that from a hole in the ground would you?

Idiots.
[quote][p][bold]dolls house restoration[/bold] wrote: This lovely building was due for demolition due to the cliff becoming unstable. The new lagoon has nothing to do with it![/p][/quote]What's up with you down arrow morons this time? This happens to be the TRUTH...but you wouldn't know that from a hole in the ground would you? Idiots. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -4

8:00am Mon 25 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

ravnos wrote:
BikeyMikey wrote:
ravnos you don't know the facts so why summise with ****?
BikeyMikey, I never said it was fact.. I said "something fishy going on". That leaves the causes to be summised in whichever way people would like, using their own brains, intelligence or opinions.

Are differing opinions on a given event wrong?
Differing opinions are not allowed on here mate, nor is reasoned debate.

There is a minority of small minded morons on here that won't entertain facts... they'd rather sling mud at you just for having your own opinion and if it doesn't concur with theirs they slate you from here to kingdom come.

They're called lefties and yes, somebody further up this page used the term "haters". Correct..

I've been attacked on here just for expressing views based on my experience. I have been labelled with all sorts of "isms" usually by the small minded, petulant politically correct brigade.

When I give as good as I get they go absolutely mental.

It's now become a sport of mine: winding up the lefties. The trick is to get them going then leave them ranting while you go off and do something infinitely more edifying, like cleaning your toilet.

And yes, the person above is right, this club had already been condemned as it was gradually creeping down the cliff due to subsidence.

Whether it was an "insurance job" is a matter of conjecture, something folk on this website are really good at.

But another poster on here is correct; there have been more than a few arson attacks recently, far too many for my liking. Unfortunately the police are not very good at investigating these, especially if they were committed by a "minority", in which case they are passed off as coincidental.
[quote][p][bold]ravnos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BikeyMikey[/bold] wrote: ravnos you don't know the facts so why summise with ****?[/p][/quote]BikeyMikey, I never said it was fact.. I said "something fishy going on". That leaves the causes to be summised in whichever way people would like, using their own brains, intelligence or opinions. Are differing opinions on a given event wrong?[/p][/quote]Differing opinions are not allowed on here mate, nor is reasoned debate. There is a minority of small minded morons on here that won't entertain facts... they'd rather sling mud at you just for having your own opinion and if it doesn't concur with theirs they slate you from here to kingdom come. They're called lefties and yes, somebody further up this page used the term "haters". Correct.. I've been attacked on here just for expressing views based on my experience. I have been labelled with all sorts of "isms" usually by the small minded, petulant politically correct brigade. When I give as good as I get they go absolutely mental. It's now become a sport of mine: winding up the lefties. The trick is to get them going then leave them ranting while you go off and do something infinitely more edifying, like cleaning your toilet. And yes, the person above is right, this club had already been condemned as it was gradually creeping down the cliff due to subsidence. Whether it was an "insurance job" is a matter of conjecture, something folk on this website are really good at. But another poster on here is correct; there have been more than a few arson attacks recently, far too many for my liking. Unfortunately the police are not very good at investigating these, especially if they were committed by a "minority", in which case they are passed off as coincidental. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 11

11:55am Mon 25 Aug 14

jayman says...

It wouldn't surprise me if this building was torched for reasons of 'prospective, augmentation of historical assets by way of conflagration in the interests of financial enrichment by persons unknown and who are likely to remain unknown'

Has southend got any heritage left? Not in the interests of the local 'network' I suppose.
It wouldn't surprise me if this building was torched for reasons of 'prospective, augmentation of historical assets by way of conflagration in the interests of financial enrichment by persons unknown and who are likely to remain unknown' Has southend got any heritage left? Not in the interests of the local 'network' I suppose. jayman
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Letmetryagain says...

The club was due to be demolished anyway, but it's still a great shame
that it had to go like this.
It was a lovely place to sit and have a drink.
The club was due to be demolished anyway, but it's still a great shame that it had to go like this. It was a lovely place to sit and have a drink. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 2

12:19pm Mon 25 Aug 14

jayman says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
The club was due to be demolished anyway, but it's still a great shame
that it had to go like this.
It was a lovely place to sit and have a drink.
There was a slight 'development' regarding the demolition of the yacht club. that may have forced a hand or two.
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: The club was due to be demolished anyway, but it's still a great shame that it had to go like this. It was a lovely place to sit and have a drink.[/p][/quote]There was a slight 'development' regarding the demolition of the yacht club. that may have forced a hand or two. jayman
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Mon 25 Aug 14

KBS2014 says...

Wasters!
Wasters! KBS2014
  • Score: -1

2:39pm Mon 25 Aug 14

poortaxpayer says...

The good news is the cost of demolishing the building has been substantially reduced - every cloud has a silver lining :)
The good news is the cost of demolishing the building has been substantially reduced - every cloud has a silver lining :) poortaxpayer
  • Score: 4

5:44pm Mon 25 Aug 14

ekcoanarak says...

supermadmax wrote:
Boys will be boys. But sadly I suspect an example will be made and they looking at 5 years +.
"Boys will be boys"

Or more accurately

"Verminous scumbag trash will be verminous scumbag trash"
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Boys will be boys. But sadly I suspect an example will be made and they looking at 5 years +.[/p][/quote]"Boys will be boys" Or more accurately "Verminous scumbag trash will be verminous scumbag trash" ekcoanarak
  • Score: 11

5:52pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Little John says...

Just thought I'd mention this. If a building is insured, I've got an idea that said building insurance might be invalidated by the fact the building has been condemned. It's probably in the small print somewhere. Can anyone really see an insurance company in the UK paying out on a fire on a condemned building? Really? Lets face it. In the event of a claim, insurance companies are well known for doing what they can to not pay up at the best of times!

Looks to me like a couple of scrotes playing with matches. End of.
Just thought I'd mention this. If a building is insured, I've got an idea that said building insurance might be invalidated by the fact the building has been condemned. It's probably in the small print somewhere. Can anyone really see an insurance company in the UK paying out on a fire on a condemned building? Really? Lets face it. In the event of a claim, insurance companies are well known for doing what they can to not pay up at the best of times! Looks to me like a couple of scrotes playing with matches. End of. Little John
  • Score: 11

8:36pm Mon 25 Aug 14

jayman says...

Little John wrote:
Just thought I'd mention this. If a building is insured, I've got an idea that said building insurance might be invalidated by the fact the building has been condemned. It's probably in the small print somewhere. Can anyone really see an insurance company in the UK paying out on a fire on a condemned building? Really? Lets face it. In the event of a claim, insurance companies are well known for doing what they can to not pay up at the best of times!

Looks to me like a couple of scrotes playing with matches. End of.
"Looks to me like a couple of scrotes playing with matches. End of."

though i'm sure that the yacht club had nothing to do with starting the fire I wouldn't expect The man with the top hat and the twirly moustache to be caught with matches.

To get a building like that alight would have take a degree of dedication and one hell of a source of heat if the fire had been started on the outside as it had been raining.
[quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: Just thought I'd mention this. If a building is insured, I've got an idea that said building insurance might be invalidated by the fact the building has been condemned. It's probably in the small print somewhere. Can anyone really see an insurance company in the UK paying out on a fire on a condemned building? Really? Lets face it. In the event of a claim, insurance companies are well known for doing what they can to not pay up at the best of times! Looks to me like a couple of scrotes playing with matches. End of.[/p][/quote]"Looks to me like a couple of scrotes playing with matches. End of." though i'm sure that the yacht club had nothing to do with starting the fire I wouldn't expect The man with the top hat and the twirly moustache to be caught with matches. To get a building like that alight would have take a degree of dedication and one hell of a source of heat if the fire had been started on the outside as it had been raining. jayman
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Canveyman24 says...

I'm not sure about this yacht club, but I know the one at the point on canvey, some people actually live on their boats. So not only are these planks idiots, it could of also caused a death if someone was staying overnight on their yacht,
I'm not sure about this yacht club, but I know the one at the point on canvey, some people actually live on their boats. So not only are these planks idiots, it could of also caused a death if someone was staying overnight on their yacht, Canveyman24
  • Score: -1

2:26pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Canveyman24 says...

EDIT: Sorry, jumped to conclusions, it was the yacht club, not yachts that were burnt. they should still get the book thrown at them though.
EDIT: Sorry, jumped to conclusions, it was the yacht club, not yachts that were burnt. they should still get the book thrown at them though. Canveyman24
  • Score: 2

10:18pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Letmetryagain says...

Although a couple used to live in the upstairs flat at the club.
They moved out when the building was condemned.
Although a couple used to live in the upstairs flat at the club. They moved out when the building was condemned. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Canveyman24 says...

They should make the children escape from a burning building, obviously with safety equipment, in a controlled environment, but then radio through to the boys " sorry, there has been a terrible error, we will not be able to get you out alive" let them stew for a while crying for their lives, and then save them. It may then make them think what could of happened if someone was in that club, it could of been them,
They should make the children escape from a burning building, obviously with safety equipment, in a controlled environment, but then radio through to the boys " sorry, there has been a terrible error, we will not be able to get you out alive" let them stew for a while crying for their lives, and then save them. It may then make them think what could of happened if someone was in that club, it could of been them, Canveyman24
  • Score: 1

6:26pm Sat 30 Aug 14

burghcastle says...

Why did Southend have a yacht club? I have never seen a yacht in Southend waters in my life.
Why did Southend have a yacht club? I have never seen a yacht in Southend waters in my life. burghcastle
  • Score: -2

10:10pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ORACUS says...

burghcastle wrote:
Why did Southend have a yacht club? I have never seen a yacht in Southend waters in my life.
Are you blind?
http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Yacht
[quote][p][bold]burghcastle[/bold] wrote: Why did Southend have a yacht club? I have never seen a yacht in Southend waters in my life.[/p][/quote]Are you blind? http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Yacht ORACUS
  • Score: 3

7:25am Sat 6 Sep 14

save southend says...

There are yachts in the water but most rarely move , just a hobby for someone to tell the neighbours their of to the yacht , just to put a bit more paint on the rot , Thorpe bay yacht club does quite a bit for the town and puts on activities , one or two phonies standing around like hornblower, me , well I can't stand boats without an engine, the national coastguard call them wafis wind assisted f@@@@g idiots , the 2 arsonists will have the charge reduced to damage and get nothing
There are yachts in the water but most rarely move , just a hobby for someone to tell the neighbours their of to the yacht , just to put a bit more paint on the rot , Thorpe bay yacht club does quite a bit for the town and puts on activities , one or two phonies standing around like hornblower, me , well I can't stand boats without an engine, the national coastguard call them wafis wind assisted f@@@@g idiots , the 2 arsonists will have the charge reduced to damage and get nothing save southend
  • Score: 0
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