Phillip Webb mentioned that there had been ye another fire at The Gables and suggested that it may be time to tear it down. Perhaps. It's been there for almost 50 years and other than affording a fine aerial view of Wolverton and district I doubt if it has much more to recommend it.
It does occur to me that after all this time few people in Wolverton know why this particular high rise block of flats is called "The Gables". Here is a brief history.