Charming City Hall held in the deepest affection

IT is 75 years since the magnificent City Hall opened its doors of grandeur to the public of Sheffield - on September 22, 1932.

Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 10:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 2:53 pm

Its distinctive standing still embellishes, most gracefully, the very atmosphere of its Victorian counterpart surrounds.

It would, as many would have wished, been appropriate to have acknowledged, in retrospect, its values of threequarters of a century in celebratory fashion.

During its chequered history, it has reigned supreme in its cultural heritage.

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Overlapping two world wars, the facing war memorial pays tribute to the fallen. The hall has been a symbol of honour - also, a venue for great entertainment.

In its wake, the dance hall has shone through, giving many memorable occasions. Its musical scores have been a delight within its atmosphere of incomparable surrounds.

Since its inauguration of 75 years on, I should wish to convey, on behalf of all, the deepest affection that so many hold dear, for its ever romantic charm.

R Cartlidge, Storth Lane, Sheffield S26.