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photoblog image Wareham - The Town 4/6

Wareham - The Town 4/6

Walking North through the main street at Wareham is this very impressive Town Hall building. The Victorian Town Hall stands on the site of the medieval church of St Peter. There are hints of French provincial in its styling, which contrasts strikingly with the predominantly Georgian buildings around it. The council chamber has a splendid carved stone fireplace and the names of mayors from the 14th.Century adorn the walls.  There is strong evidence in this picture that the town was inhabited mainly by we retired folks on this particular day.

Wareham - The Town 4/6

Walking North through the main street at Wareham is this very impressive Town Hall building. The Victorian Town Hall stands on the site of the medieval church of St Peter. There are hints of French provincial in its styling, which contrasts strikingly with the predominantly Georgian buildings around it. The council chamber has a splendid carved stone fireplace and the names of mayors from the 14th.Century adorn the walls.  There is strong evidence in this picture that the town was inhabited mainly by we retired folks on this particular day.

comments (20)

Great composition Brian... it is a grand old building... the folks around it are quite young if you take into account the age of the Town Hall....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, your very thoughtful comment has made me feel younger than I am smile
That is a very handsome building, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Elizabeth, sadly they always get signs and stuff screwed to them and street furniture which spoils the look a bit.
An impressive building Brian, lovely shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks sally, I was very impressed myself.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 24 Jan 2013, 06:57
There can't be much of Wareham that you have not photographed Brian.
Brian Walbey: I think I took most of what appealed to me Chad, there are quiet a few more to come yet.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jan 2013, 07:01
What a fine & glorious building this is with its built-in clock tower
Brian Walbey: Isn't it a delight Chris.
During the day many smallish towns appear to have an age demographic that suggest that their is an ageism overload
Brian Walbey: A bit like where I live then Richard!!
A fine building Brian. The clock is rather striking
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Bill, and I like the small groups of flowers, they wouldn't last 5 minutes round my way!!
grand building, nice
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Chantal, especially the clock tower part of it.
a beautiful shot. like your pov. beautiful day too!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
It is a prominent building isn't it. I love the clock tower. Nicely captured Brian
Brian Walbey: Altogether a very fine town hall for a small town Janet.
Looks to be the perfect day to be out and about, Brian. The Town Hall building is impressive, indeed. It would be great to see some interior shots.
Brian Walbey: It was a very fine day Beverly, sadly I didn't go inside to see if I could get any shots.
A great POV Brian, with the line up on this fine building!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, it is quite difficult to find a good spot to shoot from.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2013, 15:32
The sky is almost as symmetrical as the building! Fine clock.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is, and I agree with you about the clock.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jan 2013, 16:19
It is certainly a grand building for so small a place, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes that's what i thought Lisl, a great clock tower.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jan 2013, 16:58
Prima facie I thought: This might be the Town Hall, and it is a fine brick building with the flower baskets we often can see well looked after in GB - I wonder that there doesn't hang out the Union Jack and the England flag!
Rarely I saw in England wheelchairs and rollators on the trottoirs - and here two at the same time. Wareham must be a nice, proper 'Landstädtchen'.
Brian Walbey: Wheelchairs and mobility scooters abound over her Philine, at least those who are unable to walk either far, or at all, can have the opportunity to get out and about.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2013, 17:59
Hahaha!! yes, looks like their is wheelchair racing on the pavements. "There but for the grace of God, go I". What a fabulous building; I can't recall seeing it before. Now you mentioned French styling, I can see that here.
Brian Walbey: Yes I took two lots of pictures of this attractive building at different times, the sunny day ones were the best.
This church is a jewel Brian! Superb capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, although it is the Town Hall not a church, however Wareham has two fine Anglican churches will I will be showing here later this year.
Very handsome - the postures of the people make it look like a toy town!
Brian Walbey: It is Tom. Although it is only ground and first floors they both look to be quite high, hence passers by looking fairly small.
A lovely building. You're right it does stand out against the others with it's different style.
Brian Walbey: A very fine building Pauline, quite imposing I think is the way to describe it.
I can see what you mean about the French style infuence, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it definitely has some Gallic influences doesn't it.

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