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A little bit about Sheffield City Hall

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The Smaller Hall at the back is the Memorial Hall, not the Oval Hall. It's the big hall that's the Oval Hall (There's a big clue in the name).

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The smaller door next to the rear exit door (2.25 - 2.30) was the entrance to the managers flat at the top of a long climb of stairs.

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2 minutes ago, Wallsy said:

The smaller door next to the rear exit door (2.25 - 2.30) was the entrance to the managers flat at the top of a long climb of stairs.


Interesting!  Thank you 


Wonder if it's still there?

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The City Hall in earlier days

 

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What were the two plinths for, either side of the main entrance?

I know there used to be stone lions on the stage, but don't recall any outside.

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52 minutes ago, rover1949 said:

What were the two plinths for, either side of the main entrance?

I know there used to be stone lions on the stage, but don't recall any outside.

Doesn’t look like there was anything on them??? Newly built and unadorned!

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Hi,  just a little history I heared from my uncle some years ago,  that the stone to build the old city hall, came from a quarry behind the cemetery in the manor fields. Not sure exactly where, it belong to our family many years ago known as Fletchers quarry.    

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Some before and after photos of the City Hall site.

The three old photographs taken around the Barker`s Pool area are from picture Sheffield, the present day photograph is from Google Earth.

Quoting from Wikipedia about City Hall " it was originally proposed in 1916 as a Memorial Hall to commemorate the dead of the Great War"  

The construction of City Hall wasn`t completed until 1932!

I wonder what happened to the horse trough standing by the side of the iron man?

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