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Cracked at last: Demolition begins at the Golden Egg in King's Square

By citizenmike  |  Posted: January 20, 2014

  • Golden Egg is coming down

  • County councillor Pam Tracey with a sledgehammer at the ready

  • Inside the Golden Egg

  • Inside the Golden Egg

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CRACKING the Golden Egg moved one step closer yesterday as workers began preparing the building for demolition.

The 10-week project to wipe the building off the face of King’s Square has been welcomed by many.

VIDEO: Councillor Pam Tracey's memories of the golden days of the Golden Egg

Work will begin on January 27 to remove the link between the building and Costa, then on February 3 two Citizen readers will help to demolish the building itself.

Gavin Pettigrew, quality manager for Wye Valley Demolition, who are carrying out the work on Gloucester City Council’s behalf, said: “To remove the linkage we pick into it, removing little bits at a time before taking the central core of it away.”

VIDEO: Inside the Golden Egg

The Golden Egg, which is a former eatery once popular with teenagers who went to the former Regal cinema, will hold fond memories for some.

County councillor Pam Tracey (C, Westgate) used to eat there in her youth. She said: “We’d go in there for egg and chips. It was the cheapest food you could find, but it was foul too. Everybody used to go there.

“It is sad that it has ended up like this but we have high hopes for the future of King’s Square.”

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6 comments

  • wilburv  |  January 21 2014, 4:27PM

    Ah, my memory doesn't go back that far ;)

  • Glawsterman  |  January 20 2014, 10:08PM

    Sorry Wilburv but you are mistaken about the Regal not being a cinema. In the 1950's it was called The Regal have a look at this link http://tinyurl.com/ppr7ady

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  • wilburv  |  January 20 2014, 9:32PM

    It was never the Regal cinema, it didn't become The Regal until it beccame a pub.

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  • Justica  |  January 20 2014, 8:46PM

    It is another symbol of why people avoid Gloucester and go to other cities or towns. A carbuncle on the landscape together with the bus station and the old Kwik-Save and Pam - you should get out more.

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  • Beekeeper  |  January 20 2014, 5:03PM

    'An organ coming out of the ground and people dancing ....' Time to put Tracey back in her box I think.

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  • Glos_Lad34  |  January 20 2014, 4:29PM

    Does she know what's she's talking about, Why demolish the regal which is a good pub.

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