Edwards No 8 Burns Down

Well it’s not often I go to a nightclub which is so hot!

My brother and I arrived home in the early hours of this morning after going out to celebrate a friends birthday, with bad throats, smelling of smoke and both having lost our coats.

A standard night out, you might say! Except it was because we were partying at Edwards No. 8, one of the oldest nightclubs in Birmingham, which burnt to the ground overnight!

BBC News covers the story here.

The fire alarms went off around 0130, we were herded outside (ironically we left by walking past the Gents Toilets, where the fire started) where we saw from the amount of smoke that was billowing from the building that this wasn’t a drill.

Fire Engine after Fire Engine then arrived, and they are apparantly still trying to deal with the fire this morning. Nobody was seriously hurt although a number of people were suffering from smoke inhalation.

My friends and I have been visiting Edwards No. 8 since we were teenagers. I guess we can say we were there to it’s very end!

Anyway, I’m off to recover. The smoke seems to have given me a pounding headache, dry throat, and a feeling of nausea. Yes, that’ll be the smoke…

2 Responses to “Edwards No 8 Burns Down”

  1. 1 Rob November 13, 2006 at 9:54 am

    Very sad day indeedy…..a great loss there…..
    My nice coat i mean…..
    whos whats this Eddys No 8 again….

  2. 2 Richard November 13, 2006 at 10:40 am

    Popped past Eddie\’s last night to check on the damage. It\’s a wreck. The whole of the roof appears to have gone and the area was all cordoned off, loads of Police and Fire Fighters still in attendance. R.I.P. Eddies! I started a thread here (http://www.sicfelt.com/eddiesforum/viewtopic.php?t=280) in the Edwards No. 8 Forums, with tons of comments from people lamenting the clubs loss.

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