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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    The Post Office Tower was occupiable in the sense that you didn't have to work there to go in (there was a revolving restaurant).
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    There were also some viewing platforms below that if I remember rightly also slowly rotated?? The IRA's activities put paid to it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post

    Brilliant! As a boy I remember the rotating storm radar at the top, now long gone. The tower was overseen by Anthony Wedgwood Benn as he was then, at the time he was Postmaster General.
    There's some contention as to whether the IRA were responsible for the bombing of the rotating restaurant. There's speculation that it was the work of the Angry Brigade. Whoever it was, they did little damage, unlike this character!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Brilliant! As a boy I remember the rotating storm radar at the top, now long gone. The tower was overseen by Anthony Wedgwood Benn as he was then, at the time he was Postmaster General.
    There's some contention as to whether the IRA were responsible for the bombing of the rotating restaurant. There's speculation that it was the work of the Angry Brigade. Whoever it was, they did little damage, unlike this character!
    Heard it cost a bomb to eat in there.Maybe the IRA misheard someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    There were also some viewing platforms below that if I remember rightly also slowly rotated??
    I dimly remember going up there, but don't remember it revolving. Though it was rumoured if you dropped a penny it would kill any poor passers-by beneath! Apparently the ex-restaurant bit can still revolve - they did it on some TV show a couple of years ago.
    On leaving the bar, I felt a strong blow to the back of my head. Turning round, I discovered it was the pavement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    I dimly remember going up there, but don't remember it revolving. Though it was rumoured if you dropped a penny it would kill any poor passers-by beneath! Apparently the ex-restaurant bit can still revolve - they did it on some TV show a couple of years ago.
    I think they meant a penny farthing bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    I dimly remember going up there, but don't remember it revolving. Though it was rumoured if you dropped a penny it would kill any poor passers-by beneath! Apparently the ex-restaurant bit can still revolve - they did it on some TV show a couple of years ago.
    I visited the viewing areas several times and you may well be right about them not revolving. From what I remember they had bars on them so you could take pictures but not lob yourself off it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    I dimly remember going up there, but don't remember it revolving. Though it was rumoured if you dropped a penny it would kill any poor passers-by beneath! Apparently the ex-restaurant bit can still revolve - they did it on some TV show a couple of years ago.
    There was at least one viewing area aside from the restaurant and it didn't revolve. Only the restaurants outer rim revolved, powered by just a 2 HP motor which runs on nylon wheels.
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