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Loved that roundabout & bogs, tram free Nottingham 

 

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What year did the powers that be move Queen Victoria's statue from there to the Memorial gardens and why?

 

Rog

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Who remembers this?

The anti capitalists camp strecthing all the way around to Debenhams.

Protestors having free speech .."this country fought for freedom" the words of a camp member from its first day.

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The photo below depicts the construction of the Council House, the firm

were McIntyres Construction Company.

The little John bell weighs in at ten tonne,being heard at a distance of 7 

miles.The Portland stone used is from the same quarry used by Christopher Wren for St. Paul's,the keystone of the central arch was salvaged from a London church destroyed by the great  fire in 1666- but lay disused for centuries on a Dorset beach!

It was opened by the Prince of Wales and Duke of Windsor on May 22nd

1929.

 

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And still them bloody tram's are in the picture, grrr.

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Judging by that picture how it looked then and how it looks now I'd say it could do with a damn good clean.

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They moved the statue of Queen Victoria..which was a place for years for stalls selling plates and crockery.

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BTW: if you look at a billboard it cites Paul Jennings...he was a great writer for that paper.

A Leamington man i believe.

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I was studying some information on the cost and materials used in the building of the Council House.

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It was the Escort van that actually caught me eye phil!

The 2 and 1 gang of scaffolders are old mates.

 

Do try and keep up Phil.

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Were the lion's installed at the same time as the council house was built or were they a later addition?.

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Thanks for that, so basically, at the same time as the council house was built.

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Looks like it . This is a pic of the opening by Prince of Wales 22/05/1929 . If you zoom in you can just make out the lions .

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Have they done away with the ornate stone base that held the flagpole? It was on the corner on king st side.

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