Watch as Sheffield pub is demolished following toxic spillage

This is the moment a Sheffield pub was demolished, months after police were called to investigate a toxic spillage there.

By Robert Cumber
Sunday, 9th May 2021, 11:47 am

The Royal Oak in Mosborough was yesterday razed to the ground, with this video by Candy Wilson capturing the moment it was consigned to history.

Toxic waste was believed to have been illegally dumped in the car park there in October 2020, with chemicals seeping into the ground and contaminating a house and the grounds next-door.

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The Royal Oak pub in Mosborough, Sheffield, is demolished (pic: Candy Wilson)

Sheffield Council’s environmental health department and the Environment Agency were also called in to investigate.

Ms Wilson told how she was sad to see the pub go, as it held fond memories for many people.

"I have lived in Mosborough all my life and remember sitting in the beer garden as a child with Panda cola and Seabrook crisps,” she said.”It was the starting point of the ‘famous’ Mosborough 10, a charity pub crawl held every year.

The Royal Oak pub in Mosborough, Sheffield, is demolished (pic: Candy Wilson)

“I have lots of happy memories and such sadness to see another part of Mosborough’s history gone.”

A family living in a neighbouring house had been forced to move out last year due to the spillage and it was feared at the time that the house may have to be demolished for the contaminated land underneath to be dug out.

It is not known what the future holds for the pub site, with no sign on Sheffield Council’s planning portal of any application to develop the land.