Luton Town Hall

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G Lokey on August 27, 2008

The previous town hall, 1846-1919, was burned down by rioters, ex-servicemen with grievances about unemployment and other matters on 19.7.19. They dragged a piano from nearby Farmers Music Shop for impromptu singing and dancing including, appropriately "Keep the home fires burning"! The Mayor, Henry Impey, was smuggled out of town never to return. The "Peace" statue was erected in 1922 with the names of 280,000 war dead from the Great War. The new town hall was opened by the Duke of Kent on 28.10.36. In 1980 an extension was added in Manchester Street.

der-bassist on November 15, 2012

It`s amazing to me, to see this :) It looks like the City Hall in Spandau ( Rathaus Spandau ) in Berlin. Remember Spandau is in Partnership with Luton :)

Best Regards to Luton

G Lokey on November 16, 2012

I didn't know Luton was twinned with Spandau. It certainly explains a few things about this awful town!!!! (joke)!!! Regards, Geoff Lokey.

der-bassist on September 9, 2013

Ha ha, ... :) Typical Britten Humor :) Well, I wish I could come and visit this place !

G Lokey on September 9, 2013

der-bassist: You are very welcome to visit my friend. Remember to bring your tin hat!!! Geoff L.

der-bassist on September 12, 2013

Thanks in dead my Friend :) Well, may I will find some musicians there, or join a band ... so I would stay a little longer :)

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