Four rescued from Colchester Castle lift - just 24 hours after £4.2m revamp unveiled

Gazette: Drama at Colchester Castle just day after reopening Drama at Colchester Castle just day after reopening

FOUR people had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a lift at Colchester Castle - just 24 hours after it was officially reopened.

The fire brigade was called out at 3.20pm today after reports that people were trapped.

Many crews are currently taking part in a 12-hour strike, but working firefighters went to the rescue.

The victims were released unhurt by 3.45pm.

The historic castle - Europe’s largest surviving Norman keep - only reopened to the public yesterday after a massive £4.2million revamp lasting 14 months.

It was officially opened by mayor Colin Sykes.

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5:36pm Sat 3 May 14

colcestrian says...

Ooops looks like someone forgot to test it before re opening !
Ooops looks like someone forgot to test it before re opening ! colcestrian
  • Score: 1

6:10pm Sat 3 May 14

angryman!!! says...

Victims? Calm down they stuck in a lift.
Victims? Calm down they stuck in a lift. angryman!!!
  • Score: 6

6:44pm Sat 3 May 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

The only way is up !
The only way is up ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 0

6:53pm Sat 3 May 14

colcestrian says...

Wondering how long it will be before they decide they need to close it for repairs, anyone else thinking of the comparisons with Vineyard street lift !
Wondering how long it will be before they decide they need to close it for repairs, anyone else thinking of the comparisons with Vineyard street lift ! colcestrian
  • Score: 0

8:00pm Sat 3 May 14

Offsoid says...

Nope, stuck in a lift for 25 mins - slow news day ECS? Bit OTT
Nope, stuck in a lift for 25 mins - slow news day ECS? Bit OTT Offsoid
  • Score: 3

8:15pm Sat 3 May 14

Boris says...

colcestrian wrote:
Wondering how long it will be before they decide they need to close it for repairs, anyone else thinking of the comparisons with Vineyard street lift !
Was it supplied and installed by the same firm? Did it come from the same manufacturer? Gazette, please try to find this out.
[quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: Wondering how long it will be before they decide they need to close it for repairs, anyone else thinking of the comparisons with Vineyard street lift ![/p][/quote]Was it supplied and installed by the same firm? Did it come from the same manufacturer? Gazette, please try to find this out. Boris
  • Score: 3

11:34pm Sat 3 May 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

good quality building, standing that test of time, built to last by foreigners: ruined by someone who cant wire a lift properly?
good quality building, standing that test of time, built to last by foreigners: ruined by someone who cant wire a lift properly? TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 6

4:50pm Mon 5 May 14

Hatpeg says...

All part of life's ups and downs.
All part of life's ups and downs. Hatpeg
  • Score: 0

10:03am Tue 6 May 14

romantic says...

Bit of a shame that the focus is on the negative bit of a lift going wrong, rather than the bigger news that it has re-opened. The Castle seems to be the one thing that we get right. Must confess I've not been in since it re-opened, but looking forward to doing so soon. I hope it leads to lots of visitors coming to our town.
Bit of a shame that the focus is on the negative bit of a lift going wrong, rather than the bigger news that it has re-opened. The Castle seems to be the one thing that we get right. Must confess I've not been in since it re-opened, but looking forward to doing so soon. I hope it leads to lots of visitors coming to our town. romantic
  • Score: 1

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