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Report - Firbeck Hall (Revisit) Rotherham - Nov 2016


UrbanBloodyBear

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History:
Firbeck Hall was built in 1594 by William West, who made a fortune practising law and serving as an associate to Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury from 1580 to 1594. West was the author of a legal textbook called “Symbolaeographia.”

In 1935, a Sheffield stockbroker, Cyril Nicholson, opened the hall as a country club, investing £80,000 in its renovation. The interior was dramatically modernised and featured a mirror-walled ballroom and an elaborate and versatile state-of-the art lighting system. There was also a heated outdoor swimming pool. Membership fees ranged from three to seven guineas, and the club was patronised by the likes of Amy Johnson and the then Prince of Wales. Such was the reputation of the club, that the BBC transmitted its weekly Saturday show “Late Night Dance Music” with Henry Hall, Carroll Gibbons and Charlie Kunz from Firbeck.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, the hall was used by Sheffield Royal Infirmary and the Royal Air Force, with the adjacent aerodrome becoming RAF Firbeck. After the War, the building was bought by the Miners Welfare Commission for use as a rehabilitation centre for injured miners. This centre closed in 1984, and the building is currently privately owned.
Visit:
Finally done my last revisit to Firbeck Hall. Only ever went at night when I first took up exploring, and it was my first ever derelict explore. The old girl is getting worse every month!
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Urbex13

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Very good photos, you've come on leaps and bounds since your report on this.
 

Jo Brown

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None of us are vandals?
I didn't call any of you vandals my point is it's wrong that good people like us and yourself are kept from exploring these places because of VANDALS that seem to get a thrill out of smashing places up
 

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