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Report - Sheffield Crown courts, Sheffield, April 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by The Kwan, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. The Kwan

    The Kwan funksoul Brother
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    A visit to sheffield was on the cards and the courts was our first stop, gotta say that I nearly left my one last remaining plum on the fence on the way in. Myself, Georgie and Telf planned to meet Willknot, Lenston, Wombat and Juju in sheffield for other fun and it happened so I just gotta say thankyou for the great company.

    some history stolen shamelessly from Altair,
    Sheffield Old Town Hall stands on Waingate in central Sheffield, England, opposite Castle Market.
    The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield's first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a design by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little prospect for extension.
    The Old Town Hall was built in 1807–8 by Charles Watson, and was designed to house not only the Town Trustees but also the Petty and Quarter Sessions. The initial building was a five-bay structure fronting Castle Street, but it was extended in 1833 and again in 1866 by William Flockton (1804–1864) of Sheffield and his partner for the project, Abbott; the most prominent feature was the new central clock tower over a new main entrance that reoriented the building to Waingate. At the same time, the building's courtrooms were linked by underground passages to the neighbouring Sheffield Police Offices.

    Waingate in 1857: the Old Town Hall with its first clock tower on the left
    The first Town Council was elected in 1843 and took over the lease of the Town Trustees' hall in 1866. The following year, the building was extensively renovated, with a clock tower designed by Flockton & Abbott being added.
    By the 1890s, the building had again become too small, and the current Sheffield Town Hall was built further south. The Old Town Hall was again extended in 1896–97, by the renamed Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton, and became Sheffield Crown Court and Sheffield High Court. In the 1990s, these courts moved to new premises, and since at least 1997 to present, the building remains disused.
    In 2007, it was named by the Victorian Society as one of their top ten buildings most at-risK

    Our visit,
    How times change, Horse and carts to buses
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    we wandered around the building taking stock of our way in and admiring the lovely clock tower
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    I just needed to get into the clock tower and it was worth making the visit just for this.
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    The now almost famous light blub :)
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    Sir Georgie of Georgieville with his new toy
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    We hit the courtroom number 1
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    and it didn't dissapoint
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    We could only imagine the shennanigans that had gone on here
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    The Councel bench before the beak, I would need the seat by the radiator
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    After a close shave with the Law, a bowel movement would have been a welcome relief but perhaps not here
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    Out into the lobby and two gorgeous skylights light the way
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    visit your solicitor
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    perhaps get a legal aid form from him
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    Take him down, this is the bridewell that is accessed from all floors by a stairway
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    BOOM, let it sink in
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    Notes left by previous occupants
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    I went here for these stairs alone and so glad that I did
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    If you were lucky you would leave by this exit
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    Thanks for looking
     

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  2. albino-jay

    albino-jay 28DL Regular User
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    top pics man, i need to get here.
     
  3. Will Knot

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    Epic.....your faces and probably mine coming out o' that place :D Some great work there mate, like the pics, it was nice to meet up again....even tho' it was brief, see you again soon :thumb
     
  4. The Kwan

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    Too right Will, Telf got pictures of you during your Ninja evacuation, he may post them :D
     
  5. The Wombat

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    Cracking stuff Uncle Kwan :thumb
    I've never seen a picture from the underside of the toilet before!
    Yes, I know all about access here after my last unfortunate trip, lol

    Great to meet you, and look forward to exploring with you again :)
     
  6. Lenston

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    Top stuff here mate, was a good mooch even though half of Sheffield seen our entry, :D
     
  7. Mr Beady

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    What are you doing in derps Kwan?? Haha nicely done sir
     
  8. georgie

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    Good stuff lord kwan

    Access was certainley comedy i have the footage to go with it aswell ha ha

    Good trip that with good company

    Im still laughing at the other 4 who turned up then legged it once they seen 7ft telf trying the access ha ha
     
  9. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Very true! Not very often that Kwan isn't underground exploring :D great pics Kwan, very nicely captured, thanks lads for a great day out :thumb
    And I'm keeping off the pies after an access that was properly heard all the way from Leeds :D
     
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    Lovely shots, TK. Sorry I missed out, sounds like you had a great time.
     
  11. The Kwan

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    Thanks for commenting folk and underground service will resume shortly :D, Georgie I bet that footage is hilarious and IM, we did have a great day but next time perhaps :)
     
  12. The Lone Shadow

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    Well done everybody. Looks like you all had a great day and a great explore. :thumb

    LS
     
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    host 28DL Regular User
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    Fantastic report..it is a bit special this place.
     
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    Nice one ha got to be the nosiest entry/exit point ever lol
     
  15. The Kwan

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    Noisy may be an understatement, pity you couldnt make it with work an all but thankyou for the intel...there is some video apparently that Georgie has of telf trying to smash the access in with his knackers and making more than a little bit of noise :)
     
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