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LeadFarmer

Old Town Hall & court building - Waingate

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I was lucky to be authorised access into this building recently, so grabbed a few photos. Work is currently underway repairing the roof, but I don't know what any long term plans are. Floors are missing in many rooms making it quite unsafe. 

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Doorway leading to Court No 1

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Entrance/exit door, I think onto Waingate?

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The neglect of the building by its London based owner ought to be a matter for the law...but sadly they can do what they want...presumably in the hopes that it would be condemned and demolished allowing them to develop the site. I only ever visited the courts a single time to attend a murder trial where an acquaintance was a witness. I found the building quite intimidating.

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There is a very long history of neglect: 22 years since the courts moved out, of which the present owners have been in charge for the past 14. The Friends of the Old Town Hall would be more than happy to discuss what's just been found - email at fothsheffield@gmail.com if you'd like to get in touch.

 

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Hi LeadFarmer. Great photos. I'm a reporter at The Star. Would it be possible to speak to you please? I'm on 07393754549, and my email address is robert.cumber1@jpress.co.uk.

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Good luck with your article, Rob, perhaps it will stoke up public opinion and get things moving.

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