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Demolition at Brierley Hall

Friday 13 March 2009


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From the back of the incongruous red brick extension



This room with its original wooden panelling was featured in the film Brassed Off and was also where the local band Fruntslide rehearsed after the Home care team left


The council chambers where the Town council meetings took place



 I was privileged to be the last caretaker to work at the hall seen here cleaning the desks in the Home Care teams office



One of the original fireplaces



Taken in 1998 by Baipip


Photograph by Baipip


Photograph by Baipip



The Hall on the 3rd June 1938.The buntings were for the reception, after the wedding of Mr William Wilde of Sheffield to Dorothy May Ross Gardener (the eldest daughter of Lieut - Colonel W Ross Gardener, chief medical officer of health to the Hemsworth Rural District Council) of Red Gables, Church Street Brierley, where Captain Roland Addy, the owner of the hall at this time and also the Managing Director of Brierley Colliery, proposed a toast to the bride and groom.



Royal British Legion - Brierley Branch

This plaque was erected in the Norman Whittaker garden on 8 May 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of V.E.Day and to record the services of local people in the 1939 to 1945 war. The plaque was taken down before demolition and will be re-erected in the new Methodist Church when it is built.


The garden that was built in remembrance of councillor Norman Whittaker



Front of the hall after its closure. The sign is advertising the first auction that took place when the hall wasn't sold.



Close up of the sign


Another view of the back of the incongruous red brick extension


Showing the back of the incongruous red brick extension from the Direct works depot


The workers outside the canteen just a few days before the Direct works closed down in 2008


Direct works canteen

Direct works. Far left red door was the stores and the red door nearest was the joiners shop

Direct works. Far left red door was the stores and the red door nearest was the joiners shop

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