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Old October 19th, 2015, 08:29 PM   #81
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Old October 20th, 2015, 01:23 PM   #82
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The absence of devolved government in NI for such a long time meant local councils were responsible for a lot of issues and had much greater powers than most English councils, as such most had purpose-built facilities and most are awful but Newtownabbey has a superb building and was a former mill. It's a stunning conversion





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Old October 25th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #83
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The buff coloured lego buildings in the near distance to the left is the Victoria or Vicky centre.

As a younger man, I desperately wanted to live in one of the then council owned flats on the top of the building.

Never happened of course, but apparently the bell in the Nottingham Council House is so loud that the sonic boom from it is a quarter hourly wave of misery for some of the residents.

https://youtu.be/mlI4NB4dO6E

Nottingham City have offered that Little John (yeah) could temporarily replace Big Ben as the BBC radio Four news chimes.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-34592937

The Council House is fronted by two stone lions. It is the thing to meet yer mates or dates in front of them. Left Lion for me.

As aside, the Victoria centre was build on top of the former station of the same name. https://youtu.be/D60XNfJPk8M

Under it is the former platforms and line, converted into a car park. Gee I have been lost under there in the gloom that it crops up in nightmares every so often.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 05:34 PM   #84
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OLD TOWN HALL ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT

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Old January 19th, 2016, 06:54 PM   #85
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Edinburgh City Chambers



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Old January 20th, 2016, 05:20 PM   #86
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Old January 20th, 2016, 06:28 PM   #87
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Cool thread. Barnsley and Norwich's both look very American.
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best city halls in the UK are indisputably glasgow and manchester, birmingham's is disappointing given the size of the city.. however the neo classical hall that sits next to Brum town hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in the uk
Agreed but Belfast and Leeds deserve honourable mention. Personally (prepare to be shocked)....I really like Glasgow city chambers best. It makes me smile almost every time i walk past it.



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It makes me smile almost every time i walk past it
I feel the same about Belfast City Hall. It's just so magnificent and the fact it survived bombings during the Blitz and Troubles and is such an icon for the city makes me smile, it's stunning.
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Belfast's has the air of a state capitol. Very Impressive.

Here is Linlithgow's fine town hall (1670), note the older tower from the tolbooth that was burned down by Oliver Cromwell.

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Bridgnorth, while small, is literaly imposing in that it splits the High Street in two wedging in the middle of it. You can't exactly miss it.


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Trowbridge is good for a town of 40,00 people.




and also has the Wiltshire county hall.

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Kirkintilloch (1911) - Currently undergoing restoration after being derelict for years.

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