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    Posted: 12/May/2016 at 08:49
Well, it was a sad sight with a sad history and after all these years it's now been flattened, quite shocked us to see..
(and the garden equipment tree has gone as well! Cry)
 
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/May/2016 at 10:57
About time too. So who's going to build another luxury all inclusive tourist development there I wonder? Demolition here doesn't happen for pretty well any other reason.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/May/2016 at 18:50
Must scoot over and have a look. Are all the villas demolished, even the ones that were lived in??
we're not brazil we're norn iron
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/May/2016 at 21:18
Not The Stable bar ???!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/May/2016 at 21:24
They must have made some dosh at the beginning because when I came out in '87 I was going to work there and a friend who was already an OPC (gets you in off the street) was slinging people in left right and centre (early days before the bad press) She used to leave printed cards on windscreens of cars at Vilamoura casino and they'd just drive in and do a tour!! She calculated she'd made 29k sterling in just short of  a year and she's someone I trust to tell the truth and I saw her wage packets! Anyone on here remember Mad Max's in Branqueira? Great haunt for locals and the Navio crowd for their Sunday roasts then Max would shoot off and spend the profit in said casino!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/May/2016 at 21:29
 Was  it just before the traffic lights on the left, coming from Albufeira direction. Used to be the Cockerel too, or am I completely wrong.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/May/2016 at 21:40
Spot on Pauline and also with the Cockerel suggestion - I think.......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/May/2016 at 22:03
Pete we used to go in the cockerel occasionally for Sunday dinner when we had timeshare @ Vale Navio then  I think they moved to Herculano where they are now. The place was empty for years and years and then Os Amigos opened around 2004, lasted a couple of years. I think its now been changed into a house. The  woman who owned all that property lived on the corner house next door, she might still be alive but not sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/May/2016 at 00:04
Put a post on facebook  Algarve pages re demolition of Vale Navio and saying wonder what's  gonna be built there. Reply from Portuguese guy that a Spanish Company has bought the land  for development. We will see.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/May/2016 at 07:13
Yes Pete, the Wonkey Donkey has gone.
Bob, the lived in villas the other side of the road remain but the garden ornamant tree has gone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/May/2016 at 09:42
Had some  really good nights in the Wonky Donkey & also many good afternoons @ the bowling green, they used to have comps 3 times a week and always a good crowd attended. Andrew have they filled the swimming pools in?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/May/2016 at 15:00
Yes JJ everything but the lived in villas and two derelict satellite buildings is as you see in the pics, rubble.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/May/2016 at 15:51
Re the Satellite buildings, they look like the  Pinetree apartments, we had a timeshare in one of those. Did you notice whether the two individual villas had been demolished  which are on the main road just before the entrance to the urbanisation, coming from Albufeira direction. They are down a slight incline off the road and with being overgrown you may not have seen them. Friends of ours from Scotland had one of those after upgrading from an apartment, (paying an extra 3000 sterling for the privelige) only had it for approx 12 months when the place went bang.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/May/2016 at 17:06
JJ, as you go in there was one satellite on the left, it looked like some sort of service building, not large, maybe three or for rooms, derelict but not yet reduced to rubble, the other one, as you carried on in there is a left turn, a very similar building there on the left. They were the only two still not flattened.
As you entered, with all the rubble on the left, it struck me how many of the occupied villas on the right hand side of the road, were so modern. A few years ago they were all quite old villas, I think a fair bit of money has been spent on building work these past couple of years.
What is disconcerting about this area is the way everybody looks at you, there would seem to be a real air of suspicion still around this small area.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/May/2016 at 18:24
Found an intresting website/blog regarding the history of vale navio with input of timeshare staff ect... there's a few good pictures of the derelict buliding internal and external
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