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New drone photos of what's left of Dudley Hippodrome show scale of demolition work

A famous old Black Country venue which once hosted international singers, wrestling and comedians is almost no more.

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The demolition of the Dudley Hippodrome is now in its final stages

The demolition work on Dudley Hippodrome has continued apace throughout the week, with aerial shots showing just the walls nearest to Castle Street still standing.

The hippodrome is being cleared to make way for a new £25 million university campus which is expected to begin in early 2024.

It marks the end of a building which was once a Cesar's Palace, hosting live entertainment and wrestling shows with the likes of Tommy Steele, Ken Dodd, Des O’Connor, Bob Monkhouse and many more, with the last star to perform on the stage being Roy Orbison on August 16, 1974.