Feature - March 2007, Leeds Town Hall

The secret side of one of the most iconic buildings in Leeds.
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Postby Phill_d » Fri 30 Nov, 2007 4:15 pm

And that was too good for em Wink
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Postby drapesy » Fri 30 Nov, 2007 5:28 pm

I was once lucky enough to go on a Town Hall guided tour that took in the 'opposite' to the underground cells - i.e to the top of the tower. Fantastic view and well worth doing. this was about 20 years ago - does anyone know if you can still do it?
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Postby Phill_d » Fri 30 Nov, 2007 5:33 pm

Yes they've started the tours again Drapsey. This is the info munki has supplied.

Sundays between now & the middle of February. You can find out, & get to see the cells (as well as the marvellous old Victorian courtroom), by phoning the city centre box office on 0113 2243801.
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Postby munki » Fri 30 Nov, 2007 10:21 pm

Sorry - these tours on Sundays do not include the clocktower.

But really, if you want to see it, you just have to ask me...
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Postby jane666 » Fri 30 Nov, 2007 10:49 pm

Phill_d wrote:
This is the first cell just past the charge desk leading into the section under the main stairs. I've put this pic on for Jane so she can see how many bums they can get on seats.    

thanks for that, been at work til 9pm, so catching up with all the new posts, makes a nice change to see a few more than normal. Regular Smiley
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Postby simonm » Fri 30 Nov, 2007 10:55 pm

munki wrote:
Sorry - these tours on Sundays do not include the clocktower.

But really, if you want to see it, you just have to ask me...


The wife and I decided to take one of these tours with our son. looks good, but wished it did take the clock tower in. when you say, "all you have to do is ask" do you mean the photo's, or can you pull strings? I hope the latter..
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Postby cnosni » Sat 01 Dec, 2007 2:49 pm

Oh yes ,would be most interested in the clock tower Munki.
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Postby Phill_d » Sat 01 Dec, 2007 4:51 pm

Yes deffo thats one i'd like to do PRETTY PLEASE mate Wink
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Postby dazzel » Mon 31 Dec, 2007 1:38 pm

hi guys and girls,,,,,great site. moved to jersey from leeds 12 years ago , but as they say -you can take the lad from the north, but you cant take the north outta the lad :-).....R.E what was on town hall site?..i can reme being in the art gallery as a boy with school.in there is an oil on canvas titled "The Mute Hall" (at least i think that was the title).anyway i seem to reme the curator telling the group that the Mute Hall was the 1st town hall and it was on the site of the present hall,,,,like i said ,its a long time ago but maybe worth checking out...    
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Postby Bramley4woods » Mon 31 Dec, 2007 8:20 pm

dazzel wrote:
hi guys and girls,,,,,great site. moved to jersey from leeds 12 years ago , but as they say -you can take the lad from the north, but you cant take the north outta the lad :-).....R.E what was on town hall site?..i can reme being in the art gallery as a boy with school.in there is an oil on canvas titled "The Mute Hall" (at least i think that was the title).anyway i seem to reme the curator telling the group that the Mute Hall was the 1st town hall and it was on the site of the present hall,,,,like i said ,its a long time ago but maybe worth checking out...    


The Moot Hall was at the top of Briggate. It fulfilled some similar functions to the Town Hall over the years, Court, Council Meetings etc.

It wasn't on the Town Hall site

Stuff on here about it :

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/discover/discovery.asp?page=2003218_676159084&topic=2003218_372249783&subsection=2003328_591381252
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