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Nottingham Temperance Hall - document to promote investment and shares in the venture
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This building was designed by the renowned Nottingham Architect Watson Fothergill but never built. The Temperance movement was popular in the Victorian period and early 20th century to promote the ideals of a non-alcoholic life through social events. The Temperance Hall was to have been 138 ft long by 62 feet wide and seating for 2550 people. There was to have been a large lecture hall beneath this one seen here, as well as various rooms for committees, lodges, tea parties and other public gatherings. Watson Fothergill also built a Coffee Tavern for the Temperance Movement in Hucknall (1884) with a distinctive Fothergill turret with pointed conical roof, and another Institute and Coffee Tavern in 1886 for the Budworth Memorial Building Committee in Ongar, Essex.