Planning Approved

PRESS RELEASE FRIENDS OF THE OLD TOWN HALL   While the Friends of the Old Town Hall are pleased that the Old Town Hall is at last to be restored – something they have been campaigning for, and planning for, for 5 years now – they are disappointed that the Council failed to to take…

OLD TOWN HALL PLANNING UPDATE

A REVISED PLANNING APPLICATION has just been submitted for the Old Town Hall. It doesn’t change the planned new uses for the building but it does say more about how the HISTORIC FEATURES of the main courtrooms will be treated. It’s clear that some panelling would stay but MANY OF THE COURT BENCHES WILL STILL…

Sheffield’s radical history

Sheffield’s radical history ‘Drive Bigots from the Judgement Seat’: Radical Politics and Sheffield’s Old Town Hall, 1832 – 1843 In 1824, the poet and writer John Holland published a study titled The Picture of Sheffield. The work is an extensive catalogue of the town’s history and geography, detailing local notables and resident clergymen, streets, churches,…

Open Meeting & AGM 28th March

Open Meeting Details Date: Thursday, 28th March 2019 Time: 7pm – 9pm Venue: The Gardeners Rest 105 Neepsend Lane, S3 8AT Sheffield All supporters are welcome to an open meeting on the future of the Old Town Hall in the light of its recent purchase by a new private owner. We invite the new owner…

Message from Our Chair

The Friends of the Old Town Hall welcome the appointment of local agent Fernie and Greaves who are marketing the Old Town Hall on behalf of the owners. Local agents will have a better idea than a London agent of the possibilities for regeneration in Sheffield, and they are saying useful things about the need…