Friends of Old Town Hall official statement

Posted: 08/01/2015 in Uncategorized

Great video beautiful old building! Such a shame!

Friends of The Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall by Chard Remains Old Town Hall by Chard Remains Photographical

FRIENDS OF THE OLD TOWN HALL

SHEFFIELD

THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY AT RISK

It’s time to rescue Sheffield’s iconic Old Town Hall, say campaigners who are upset that the building, in Waingate, has been allowed to decay for too long. Empty since the courts moved out in 1996, the Old Town Hall now presents a sorry face to the world: dirty, neglected, unused, unloved.

 

The newly-established Friends of the Old Town Hall say it’s about time the building’s owners took their responsibilities seriously. ‘The Old Town Hall is Grade 2 listed’, says Brian Holmshaw of the Friends’ Group. ‘That means it has special significance as part of the city’s architectural scene and history, and the owners are supposed to take care of it’. Instead, it’s been empty for nearly 20 years. It was bought in 2004 by a London-based property development company.

‘We don’t…

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