Court of Requests.
Love them or loathe them, Wetherspoons pubs have a character all of their own. Despite other pubs closing, this chain seems to be constantly expanding. Not only that, they spend a lot of time and money researching the history of many of the buildings they convert, restoring them to their former glory. Moving away from the canal tonight, I have chosen The Court of Requests in Oldbury for today’s subject.
Built in 1816, it also included a jail, it is one of the oldest buildings in Oldbury and is now Grade II Listed. Some of the original features are still extant (including cells), although these are not generally accessible to the public. It later became the Public Library (which moved from its original building – now also Grade II Listed – almost opposite). The library subsequently moved to a modern purpose-built building a little further down the road.
- Taken: 25 Jan 2020
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
- Focal Length 24mm
- 30 Sec
- ISO 100