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Alhambra Music Hall, 15 Union Street


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Celia Renshaw

Could anyone point me towards photos or descriptions of the Alhambra which was at 15 Union Street (according to you knowledgeable Sheffield History members). I am writing a novel in which characters go for a performance at the Alhambra on 5 May 1876. There's an advert for the Alhambra on Union St/Norfolk St in Sheffield Daily Telegraph of 2 May. I'd like to give an authentic description of the interior including any foyer it had. Any help would be much appreciated.

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1 hour ago, Celia Renshaw said:

Could anyone point me towards photos or descriptions of the Alhambra which was at 15 Union Street (according to you knowledgeable Sheffield History members). I am writing a novel in which characters go for a performance at the Alhambra on 5 May 1876. There's an advert for the Alhambra on Union St/Norfolk St in Sheffield Daily Telegraph of 2 May. I'd like to give an authentic description of the interior including any foyer it had. Any help would be much appreciated.

There is a description of the Alhambra included in a report on the fire which burnt it down on 1st June 1882 (the Empire was later built on the site) - see link below:

 

 

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RLongden

This account of the destruction by fire, goes into some detail about the interior of the building, the decoration etc. which mIght be useful in your narrative?

https://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/uploads/monthly_12_2012/post-11866-0-26249300-1356032935.png

It enlarges quite well and is very interesting.... an extract is attached with some of the details.

07790EB4-A2B9-4492-9C97-8A17DEEABA82.jpeg

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