SD8010 : Bury Town Hall

taken 6 years ago, near to Fishpool, Bury, Great Britain

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Bury Town Hall
Bury Town Hall
The town hall, from Knowsley Street. The 2012 Olympic flag is flying next to the Union Flag.

Bury's Town Hall was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II on the 22nd October 1954, some 15 years after the foundation stone was laid by the Earl of Derby in 1939. The design of the building was the result of an architectural competition.

Work commenced on site in 1938 and, despite the war, continued until 1940, by which time only the outer shell had been completed. It remained in this incomplete state with only the basement being in use (as an air raid shelter), until work was able to re-commence post-war, in 1947. The building is now the home of the Borough Council and also accommodates the Elizabethan Suite which hosts both official and social functions.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8024 1040 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.3882N 2:17.9993W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8025 1037
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Town Hall  Union Flag  Union Jack  Olympic Flag  London 2012 Olympics  Twentieth Century  20th Century 

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