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Market Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« on: Thursday 14 September 2017, 0848 »
The Market Hall is an historic building in the centre of Holyhead. Isle of Anglesey County Council was successful in securing funding to bring the derelict building back into use. 

The doors of the Market Hall will be opened for the public to view the building prior to its transformation. The building has some very impressive stonework; why not join one of the guided tours to experience it yourself!

Booking required. To book a place on the Market Hall guided tour please book via markethall@anglesey.gov.uk or call 01248 752407

Location : LL65 1HH

Directions : Arriva bus stop adjacent to Market Hall; Holyhead rail link a 5 minute walk; accessible from Junction 1 A55, follow one-way system into town centre.

Flat closed shoes must be worn, hardhats, hi-vis jackets and masks will be provided.

Times
9.30am - 4.30pm
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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 September 2017, 0913 »
Thanks TG. I'll definately go have a look if i'm around there on 29th.
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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 September 2017, 1856 »
Hi Nooks,

Book a space just in case as I am advised it's shaping up to be a popular event. 

They would say that though wouldn't they.

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 September 2017, 0955 »
Turns out I'm in that London on 29th, so I might be a bit late.
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Re: Market Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 September 2017, 1910 »
What do you want?  Some carrots, potatoes, beans and peas all grown here on Anglesey?  Some fresh eggs from Llaingoch?  Maybe a twist of Amlwch Shag?  Leave it to me!  The boxing doesn't start till eight anyway. ;)

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2119 »
Greetings mein e-friends

The tour was led by Nathan Blanchard the project manager.  He was eloquent and informative.  It was a great little tour and there will be another one in January/February 2018 - highly recommended.

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2119 »
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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2122 »
It was held on a beautiful Autumn day.  I had forgotten about the chimbleys on the building!  They will now be used as part of the ventilation systems

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2123 »
View through side exit on Market Hill

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2127 »
At the back of the market hall - near where Mr. Mundy of 1001 antiques had his stall one of the original stone pillars had been removed at some stage and replaced with a rigid steel joist [r.s.j.].

A new sandstone pillar and capstone have been made.  The pillar is now in place

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2130 »
The capstone is yet to be fitted.  The originals came from Cheshire quarries and the stone the Hall was built with is Mountain rock, painstakingly faced taking many hours of hard work

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2133 »
Here we see the top of one of the pillars supporting the trusses, the roof is massive.

The slates are from Penrhyn as the original and they come in three thicknesses, with the heaviest at the bottom and the lightest at the top.  The slates will be fixed with visible copper nails at the bottom and galvanised [hidden] ones at the top

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2136 »
The builders are making every effort to preserve as much of the original fabric of the building as possible.  For example the flagstones from the rear of the Hall have been recycled and will be used to consolidate the flagstones to the entrance area.  They were a good 25mm minimum thick.  This is the bottom of the handrail to the stairs.

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2137 »
The view upstairs, where the boxing and wrestling matches were once held

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2138 »
Which way to the boxing guy?

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2141 »
The roof had held up surprisingly well considering it had not been maintained for decades.  The original timbers [cedar wood no less] are to be seen here they are the whitewashed ones, the new replacement timbers are self colour.  You can see how well the original materials have lasted from this picture

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2142 »
Original features, the Hall is a large place

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2144 »
Fireplace - again somewhere near 1001 antiques stall.  Latterly I think water came in heavily at this end of the Hall

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2146 »
Sign writing was not a strong point in the olden days

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2147 »
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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2154 »
The tour closed with a demonstration by very friendly and very skilled craftsmen of first the cutting and fixing of slates and then carving sandstone to a profile for items like the capstone and pillar shown earlier, then carving lettering into sandstone.  Members of the public were then invited to have a go at these traditional skills, which was a lot harder than these gentlemen made it look.

Really enjoyable and I'm certainly going to the next one.  So many memories.

I can't wait to see the finished item!

 

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Re: Masrket Hall - Open Doors Friday 29 September 2017
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2248 »
Superb info and pictures thanks
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