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Civic Hall (City Centre)
Black & White image18th July 1936. Interior view of Civic Hall, stand for a banner.
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Civic Hall (City Centre)
Black & White image18th July 1936. Stand and banner with Leeds Coat of Arms. There are three owls from the Coat of Arms of Sir John Savile, three stars from the coat of arms of Thomas Danby and the fleece, sign of the wool stapler, Sir John Savile was the first alderman of Leeds. A new charter was granted by Charles II in 1661, Thomas Danby was appointed as first mayor. In 1836 the motto was added after the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835 'Pro Rege et Lege' (For king and Law) In 1921 a golden helmet was added and the owls changed to brown from silver.
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Civic Hall showing the entrance hall (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Interior view showing the Great Entrance Hall of Leeds Civic Hall which was designed by architect E. Vincent Harris and opened in 1933. The stone used to line the walls of this 'T' shaped room is from Hopton Wood quarry in Derbyshire. The marble for the floor came from France and is called Gris Monchette. Belgian black marble is also used in the design of the floor. A series of pillars support the roof and they are made to imitate green malachite marble in a material known as Scagliola.
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Civic Hall, Computer room (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image22nd February 1966 Alderman A King opening the new computer room in the Civic Hall. The labour leader switched on the new ICT computer which was to prepare over 100,000 rate accounts and 10,000 wage and salary details.
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Civic Hall, Conferment of Freedom Ceremony (City Centre)
Black & White image25th October 1966. The ceremony of the conferment of the freedom of the city of Leeds on two men, Lord Miller and Sir George Martin, presided over by the Lord Mayor, Ald. J.S. Walsh. Both men were awarded the position of Honorary Freemen in appreciation of their long distinguished public service. Lord Miller was a member of parliament and once Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. Sir George Martin had given long service as a councillor on Leeds City Council as well as being much involved in voluntary service.
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