Sheffield Crown Courts. Another revisit explore of this awesome abandoned court complex complete with cells unusual layout of floors containing various courtrooms and judges chambers as well as press rooms and various service tunnels. For the photos from our first visit back in November and more information on this history please check out my original report here. Briefly the building was built to function as a Town Hall for Sheffield back in 1807 and was later adopted as the Crown Court. The clock tower as well as a significant extension which included a tunnel leading to the police headquarters was built at a later stage and the tunnel has since been sealed up. I have heard rumours recently that the court is currently owned by an American businessman who won the building in a bet (that must have been one hell of a game of high stakes poker) and has since been leased out for use as a set in various TV programs and films.
Visited with Mr Pete Costello (and his new freaky mask), Lowri, Sonyes, and Darbian. I’d been itching for a chance to revisit this one after our brief explore back in November 2012 and I think its safe to say that this visit was a success. I think I was the only one who had been before so I was really glad the other guys got the opportunity to see the place. It was my first visit carrying 2 camera bodies after recently purchasing a second hand second body and I despite being a pain in the arse to handle them both I’m glad as I managed to bag a few shots I would have otherwise missed while my main body was shooting long bracketed exposures. Some of the highlights include capturing most of the explore on gopro (I’ll sift through the footage and cut something together later, the freaky bang followed by footsteps that we heard (see the video below) and Lowri’s graceful exit :). I’ll never get tired of this place. I definitely want to revisit this one again and do some more rooftop and work in the clock tower but I had a blast this time and finally managed to get a salvageable shot of the very dark Court Room No.1.
And finally a little video of the noise me and Lowri heard whilst standing just outside Court Room No.1…
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