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Old September 13th, 2016, 09:47 PM   #101
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Sheffield's now-demolished Town Hall extension



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Old September 15th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #102
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A few from around my neck of the woods:

Leamington Spa



Rugby



Nuneaton



Coventry



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Old February 5th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #103
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Cardiff Civic Centre



from left to right:

law courts
city hall
National Museum
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Old June 9th, 2017, 11:45 PM   #104
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Portsmouth Guildhall

It used to be called the Town Hall.

This is it today...


This is it after the luftwaffe had their way...


How it looked before the luftwaffe remodelled it....


The monstrosity the council built opposite it....
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Old November 13th, 2017, 04:09 PM   #105
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Wolverhampton

Town Hall:


RetroScania via https://www.flickr.com/photos/retroscania/9583072872

More imposing though is the Civic Centre, its replacement.


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I can just imagine the interesting streets that were bulldozed to build this. Hopefully its days are numbered and those streets can be put back.
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Old November 21st, 2017, 12:16 PM   #106
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Sheffield's old town hall:


Old Town Hall Sheffield by mark johnson, on Flickr


Sheffield's current town hall:


Sheffield old town hall by Krymzn, on Flickr


So awesome that it has its own TARDIS:


if the doctor had only started in sheffield by Johnson Cameraface, on Flickr
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 01:38 AM   #107
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I can just imagine the interesting streets that were bulldozed to build this. Hopefully its days are numbered and those streets can be put back.
Don't even begin to imagine. It's too painful.


Lost Wolverhampton


History Website

This first building was Wolverhampton Wholesale Markets, which took up most of the plot. The rest was taken up by the open air markets, and the below.


Lost Wolverhampton

The latter building (the Exchange) though was much hated locally at the time of demolition. It looks nice from a distance, but up close it had no real street frontages and was always a flyposted, dirty menace. Might have cleaned up nicely.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 12:40 PM   #108
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So awesome that it has its own TARDIS:


if the doctor had only started in sheffield by Johnson Cameraface, on Flickr
Something something the Daleks will be Surrey if they invade Sheffield.
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Hmm, a bit of a larger box than the traditional TARDIS, that one looks like it would be bigger on the inside.
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A few from around my neck of the woods:

Leamington Spa



Rugby

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East Ham (now Newham Town Hall)



Dagenham (now, bizarrely, the London campus of Coventry University)

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Old November 25th, 2017, 06:24 PM   #111
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Glasgow City Chambers by Michael D Beckwith, on Flickr

Due to the fact Glasgow is a very low/mid-rise city ( ), the City Chamber's main tower almost seems mammoth.


Glasgow from The Lighthouse by Alan Partridge, on Flickr
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Old June 9th, 2018, 03:59 PM   #113
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That's tasty.
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Although not a huge building, Bilston Town Hall stands out at the end of a quite low High Street.



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Have we done Chester yet?





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The market town of Ludlow




Bridgnorth, down the road:

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It isn't the most imposing Town Hall, but Burton-upon-Trent's certainly has an interesting history. It is essentially made up of four separate buildings, and most irritatingly it is not possible to get a really good shot of the whole thing due to the presence of too many trees in the square (which is also used as a car park ) in front of the buildings.

The "function room" end of the assemblage, originally St Paul's Institute


The rest of the buildings. Part of the function room on the left, then what was originally the Liberal Club with the clock tower, an extension built at the end of the 19th century when the Liberal Club became the main part of the Town Hall and in the distance the 1939 extension.


The main entrance, 1890s extension and statue of Lord Burton (who gifted the buildings to the town):


The 1939 addition:


Photos from https://madannie.smugmug.com/Other-S...rent/n-h6ZF3k/

A detailed history of the Town Hall and some interior shots can be found at http://www.burton-on-trent.org.uk/ca...iving/townhall
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