The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Stretford - Civic Hall / Town Hall

This rather ornate building was called the Civic Hall when I lived in Stretford and I understand it is now called Stretford Public Hall - I guess the local politicians thought the world civic too upmarket.

It was called the Town Hall but was never actually used for that. Built in 1878 by John Rylands it was bought after his death by the Council for £5000 and used for educational purposes.


1 comment:

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

That reminds me of the Nicholls Hospital on Hyde Road/Devonshire Street.

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