These men were totally absorbed in taking photos of the Great Hall as I was sitting on a chair at the entrance, and their stances made a small drama of the occasion. I was here with DizDiz and her two sons, who all had cameras. They're in this photo too. We'd spent several hours in the main Art Gallery, including the extensive Ford Madox Brown exhibition, which finished the next day. [It will be on show in Ghent, Belgium, soon] As the Town Hall is only across the road from the Gallery, we were well-placed to view FMB's murals here in the Great Hall. They depict a dozen scenes from the history of Manchester. The artist was painting them within a few months of his death.
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