Photographs showing the Billingham Arms prior to demolition. The garage annexe at the rear of the hotel has already been demolished and the bricks crushed up on site. I was told that they would be used to fill in the cellar area before redevelopment takes place. The project is about 3 weeks in now with a further 5 to 6 weeks before the hotel should be gone completely and then replaced with a new Aldi store.
I’m sure that quite a lot of famous names and faces have passed through those hotel doors when it was in it’s heyday and probably several stars of ‘screen and stage’ have stayed there during their appearances at the nearby Forum Theatre? Taken Sunday 7th June 2015.
Photographs and details courtesy of David Thompson.