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  1. John Hadfield (who bought the Lions from Sheffield City Hall for his company - see above) was a Sheffield man. However Derbyshire Stone was based in Matlock and the lions were at this HQ for many years. In the late 1960s Tarmac took over Derbyshire Stone after John Hadfield retired. Tarmac no longer uses John Hadfield House in Matlock and probably removed the lions to another site.
  2. Hopton Wood Lions: John Hadfield (Chairman of Derbyshire Stone) bought these lions for his company for £600 in the 1960s. They are mythical Assyrian lions with five feet. Would be interested to know where they are now. (google street view does not show them in Wolverhampton - but they may be inside) Pic of John Hadfield outside John Hadfield House, Matlock (date -probably before 1969)