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Old December 23rd, 2009, 01:07 PM   #61
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Early photographs and paintings of victoria hall at the time of the 1883 disaster do not show the large spire on the southern end of the building, so presumably it was added after this date - anyone know anything about this?

This is a early photo, --the photo looks like it was taken from Holmeside, ---as for the spires on V H, I'll have a look in my books see what I can find, cheers.
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Found a piece of info regarding the Victoria Hall, ----the Victoria Hall was built between --1870 and 1872, ----and it was Extended in --1906, ---I think this must be when the spires were erected.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 05:44 PM   #63
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The Laurlwood, --being prepared for Launch, ---from BBC Wear, --



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One more view of Victoria Hall in more peacefull times, ---taken from Mowbray Park, ---about 1920 ?---



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A captured U Boat being brought into Sunderland after the surrender, ---1945.


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Old December 23rd, 2009, 06:24 PM   #66
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Heres an oldie, ---I'm not sure if it's still open?



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View from old Stockton Road of the University Priestman Building


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Old December 24th, 2009, 06:20 AM   #68
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So there must have been two spires added to victoria hall, one of which was immediately razed by the mine, and the other demolished with the remains of the building later on. Victoria Hall has always fascinated me. It`s destruction in WW2 was like the final insult to a building with an unimaginably appalling past. I`m sure there were many brilliant stories associated with it that will be forgotten forever.
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Wasn't there some sort of law passed about exit doors after the Victoria Hall disaster when all those children were killed?
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Well, the problem was simply that the doors at the bottom of the stairs opened inwards instead of outwards, which caused enough of a bottleneck to cause the crush that claimed nearly 200 lives. Any kinds of mass panic or stampedes are exteremely dangerous and it can often be the slightest little thing that leads to tragedy.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #71
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Wasn't there some sort of law passed about exit doors after the Victoria Hall disaster when all those children were killed?
Yeah I'm sure I read somewhere that, ---because of the Victoria Hall disaster, --there was a debate in Parliament, --after which legislation was passed that all exit doors had to open outwards.
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Found this old photo of the Victoria Viaduct, ----it was opened in 1838, --the main span is 160 ft, --it's the largest masonry Railway span in England, ---they stopped using this line for passengers in the 60s, ----courtesy of Sunderland City Council.




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Heres a real oldie looking over Mowbray Park and into the old Town, --courtesy of Sunderland City Council, ---




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Found this old photo of the Victoria Viaduct, ----it was opened in 1838, --the main span is 160 ft, --it's the largest masonry Railway span in England, ---they stopped using this line for passengers in the 60s, ----courtesy of Sunderland City Council.





Wonder when this pic was taken, and I wonder if we will ever see passenger trains over the bridge again.
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Thats a good old picture mate, but looking over the old Town, I know one of the clock towers must have been the old Town hall, but what is the other clock Tower further over.?
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That was the original entrance to the railway station with the gothic spire.
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Thats a good old picture mate, but looking over the old Town, I know one of the clock towers must have been the old Town hall, but what is the other clock Tower further over.?


Yeah, --as Talisker said, ---the Tower furthest away is the North entrance to Central Station, --(where TJ Hughes is now).
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In Memory of all those Bairns that died in the Victoria Hall Disaster. --




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Here's something different, ---a WW1 defence --Acoustic Mirror, --it's still in place, and near to Fulwell Mill, ----courtesy of Sunderland City Council.






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Here's something different, ---a WW1 defence --Acoustic Mirror, --it's still in place, and near to Fulwell Mill, ----courtesy of Sunderland City Council.







What a unusual structure, was it to detect planes coming in from the north sea? fascinating.
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