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Report - Clydebank Town Hall, Apr. 2011

BenCooper

Mr Boombastic
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I first covered Clydebank's town hall back in January of 2010, when it was still half-live and attached to the absolutely gorgeous public baths next door. Now, sadly, the baths have been half-demolished, and the town hall is being refurbished.

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So when Dweeb phoned up to tell me that the tower was now possible, how could I resist a revisit? First, in through the catacombs:

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Next a bit of a surprise - they've ripped half the stage away:

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It does mean it's now possible to see the fantastic main hall now, which was securely behind a fire curtain on my last visit:

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Check out the minstrel's gallery in a dining hall :)

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Another hall, with the loudest flooring ever - it sounded like several gunshots every step!

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Next into the highheidyin's quarters, with everything carefully protected with platic and bubblewrap:

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As well as a town hall, this building housed the courts:

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The courtroom itself, stripped out sadly:

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Next, up the tower:

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To the bells:

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Which are controlled on a lower level by a brilliant keyboard device, complete with music stand:

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Also in the tower is the clock mechanism which drives four faces:

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While poking about in the attic, I also found the trapdoor leading to the flagpole - it was very exposed with lots of people about, so I didn't have time for a picture, but inside on the floor was what I think is the official flag of Clydebank:

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Next, what else does a courthouse have? Cells, of course :)

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Finally, a stop-off in the baths - only the main pool is left, but at least they've saved the old cast-iron turnstile and a slipper bath for posterity.

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