King's Road Arches

Smelly and dirty

By Parisse, 11 years and 10 months

My worst place is the underpass from near the Odeon that goes down to the seafront. It stinks of pee and it's all dirty. It's quick and useful, but it just smells because people do widdles in there.

Photo:King's Road underpass

King's Road underpass

Photograph by Bill Maskell 31st March 2003

Interviewed for the website on 18th March 2003
This page was added on 22/03/2006.
Comments about this page

Does it matter that it's dirty and smells of pee? Look how short it is. The photograph is taken from the top end, yet you can see the things at the bottom clearly. You wouldn't be spending more than 30 seconds walking through there.

By Jasmine (11/12/2006)

This photograph is NOT taken from the top!

By Dave (31/10/2007)

My sister Bet, aged 86 was walking along the seafront some while ago when she was cautioned by a bobby for her own safety against walking through that tunnel on her own. What a shame how things have deteriorated. We have to remember that it's people, not the tunnel, that's shown to be wanting. Taken from the top end to show the beach and sea beyond is quite effective.

By Ron Spicer (06/07/2008)

Very smelly!

By Mohammed (08/07/2008)

As I worked down the seafront for 15 years I can understand it. The problem is too many late night clubs and a lot of drinks. Toilets closed- they don't care, do they, where they do it.

By Les (20/06/2010)

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