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I always liked the brutalist extension to the town hall in Sheffield (The Egg Box)

Town Hall c1890 Egg Box 1977 the buildings are connected via that glass corridor

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...folks hated it so they demolished it in 2002

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13 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:

 

...folks hated it so they demolished it in 2002

you have some really patient/tolerant people out there

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21 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:

I always liked the brutalist extension to the town hall in Sheffield (The Egg Box)

Town Hall c1890 Egg Box 1977 the buildings are connected via that glass corridor

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...folks hated it so they demolished it in 2002

hope u mean the 1890 one!

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Perish the thought.. That's where i had my denim-clad shotgun wedding B)

The Egg Box used to sit really nicely in the cityscape

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Using the mock Tudor Howard pub^ as a bearing, this is taken from the same (Park Hill flats) vantage point today...ugh!
 
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Did they replace the egg box extension with something else? 

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Yes.. this unimaginative rectangle with the convex roof..  behind/to the right is the 'Winter Gardens (a tropical plant/cacti house) it's a nice space where folks go to chill, do Tai-chi, yoga and such.

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2 minutes ago, unders said:

Here’s the neighbourhood. 
 

Immediately outside the door step. Our row are typical Victorian semis with nice bay windows. Neighbours with original sash windows get bonus points (bastards...) 

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...and extra bonus points besides for those with the original rippled Victorian glass, my 101yr old next door neighbour for one who has lived in his house since 1954 without ever getting modern glazing.

Wonderfull post @unders

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The much sought after ripple. It gets me weak at the knees.
I bet the old boy hasn’t bothered with central heating either. 

Edited by unders

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You're right, open coal fire in the dining room and electric bar fire in the living room B) i'm just glad when he makes it through the winter

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Posted (edited)

Great photos and commentary unders, Worcester looks highly liveable indeed.

Edited by Maynard Friedman

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59 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

Great photos and commentary unders, Worcester looks highly liveable indeed.

Thanks kindly. We’re happy here, and of course the centre of the universe and my hometown is only 30miles away in Brum! 

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As per results of a straw poll down at the Old Varsity Tavern, Selly Oak. Decent boozer, remembered through hazy eyes...

Enjoyed your post Unders!

Edited by MJF9

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First time I was in Birmingham I broke my hand on a deliveroo drivers head , nice city though . Not my proudest moment but he deserved it 

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@Flash :laugh2: 

What did he do? Forget your prawn crackers? 

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I’ve no idea why Birmingham is much maligned. I hear it’s twinned with Middlesbrough you know!

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Lol @unders

We ordered a load of food from some barbecue place , ribs , wings and whatnot ... yer man arrived with a chicken burger . I explained the order being wrong ( wasn't aggressive or cheeky ) and instead of saying " sorry about that mate , I'll see what I can do " all i got was " not my problem bruv " and it devolved from there . He ended up shoving the bag into my chest so i hit him , first one hit his scooter helmet ( :D probably where I hurt my hand ) but the second was pretty flush 

Misses was shitting herself in the hotel waiting for the police to show up 

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25 minutes ago, MJF9 said:

As per results of a straw poll down at the Old Varsity Tavern, Selly Oak. Decent boozer, remembered through hazy eyes...

Enjoyed your post Unders!

Used to be a good boozer, past its glory days now. 20+ years of continued student abuse will do that to a place....

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1 hour ago, Geeman said:

Used to be a good boozer, past its glory days now. 20+ years of continued student abuse will do that to a place....

Ah that fits - my hazy memories were around 30 ago!

Edited by MJF9

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1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I’ve no idea why Birmingham is much maligned. I hear it’s twinned with Middlesbrough you know!

Brum is great - it’s somewhere almost anyone from anywhere in the country - even a cockney - can actually sound posh! :P

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KevinTurveyXNoddyHolder accent collab.

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4 hours ago, Flash said:

Lol @unders

We ordered a load of food from some barbecue place , ribs , wings and whatnot ... yer man arrived with a chicken burger . I explained the order being wrong ( wasn't aggressive or cheeky ) and instead of saying " sorry about that mate , I'll see what I can do " all i got was " not my problem bruv " and it devolved from there . He ended up shoving the bag into my chest so i hit him , first one hit his scooter helmet ( :D probably where I hurt my hand ) but the second was pretty flush 

Misses was shitting herself in the hotel waiting for the police to show up 

Aye, that’d be a cracker - a couple of English cops listening to “I lamped yer man ...” :laugh2:

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One abandoned by the roadside, one getting ready to ‘sleep with da fishes’ - it’s no wonder Silas couldn’t bear to look. Quickly, someone call the RSPCA!

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Posted (edited)

Reminds me of this Neal ...

Maybe some of you guys know this cartoon character - probably mostly not - but he’s famous in Scotland and was ‘born’ in Dundee just a few miles from me (although strangely his creator was a Lancashire man)

Oor Wullie

Anyway as you’ll see from the link the character was used to create dozens of statues in different guises all in different locations raising funds for Scotland’s children’s hospital charities. The Duchess and I saw this version on a weekly basis taking Ellie into Ninewells hospital

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Some of the ideas were brilliant and really funny - these sitting in Dundee

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There’s also some bronze permanent statues in Dundee celebrating DC Thompson’s comic strip celebrities 

Desperate Dan with Dawg and Minnie the Minx

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... and of course Oor Wullie

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Desperate Dan’s boots deserve SUPERreps in the Shoes that look better with age thread. 

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This morning’s permitted walk.

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