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Elton John was the first star that played in the newly built Royal Concert Hall in 1982.RCH-_Construction-_June-1980.jpgOngoing work seen here in June 1980-

The Empire and County Hotel were long gone at this stage.After construction was finished the Newton Building was sandblasted ( or similar.)RCH-_Construction-_Nov-1980.jpgNovember 1980.Shops like Selectadisc had moved to Market St.Watmoughs and the Billiard Hall fell by the wayside.

Sign of 4 moved to two venues ..eventually settling on Burton St.

The Hand Inn..no longer a Red Barrel boozer.Stamp Shop is still there.

Those two phone boxes have surely gone?RCH-_Construction-_November-1981.jpgA year later...November 1981...topping out drink well supped! Spot the BRS wagon sporting Roadline livery.

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RCH-foyer-construction-_John-_Haslam-andJohn Haslam and David Barlow inspect the foyer.RCH-seating-under-construction-22-_Oct-1Seating and stage under construction ...1982.RCH-_Neon-_Sculpture-under-construction-Ron Haselden the sculptur of the neon at his workshop.RCH-exterior-1982.jpgExterior shot..September 1982.

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Elton-_John-greets-crowds-at-_RCH-27-_No27th November 1982, Elton John arrives at the Royal Concert Hall.Audience-on-_RCH-opening-night-27-_Nov-1The lucky audience.Elton-_John-and-_Barrie-_Stead-in-_RCH-aElton John is guided by Barrie  Stead.Elton-_John-switches-on-the-_RCH-lights-Elton switches on the house lights and exterior neon.

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Elton-_John-_Opening-_Concert-27-_Nov-19Opening show on 27.11.82Elton-_John-_Sheriff-of-_Nottingham-and-Elton with the Sheriff and Lord Mayor of Nottingham...were you there?

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RCH-_Mosaic-2000-_Venetian-tiles-_Derek-Reg Hampson lays down the final mosaic tiles in 1982.Opening-night-programme-and-tickets-_Novopening night programme and tickets.

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