RLPO – Dark Days…

As we celebrate 75 years of the opening of the ‘new’ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall let’s reminisce a little…

This week’s ThrowbackThursday revisits the darkest day in the history of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – the day that fire devastated the original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. These two photographs, which can be seen in the book by Darren Henley & Vincent McKernan ‘The Original Liverpool Sound’. They were taken 81 years ago this week.


It was the evening of Wednesday 5 July 1933 when, just after 7pm, smoke was spotted coming from the top of the Hall. As seen in the photographs a large crowd quickly gathered to watch the fire brigade bravely battle the blaze. The blaze was so fierce that the heat could be felt in the neighbouring streets, and tramcars that passed alongside the Hall before traffic was diverted. When the entire interior was on fire and the roof collapsed, it was clear that the building would not be saved. It had stood proudly since 1849.


 Just a few years later the sounds of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra were heard in their new home.  It is this ‘new’ Grade II* Listed building that we are currently refurbishing, securing its future. To keep up-to-date on the redevelopment, visit the blog at www.liverpoolphil.com/blog

Work on the refurbishment of the new hall is continuing apace

Work on the refurbishment of the new hall is continuing apace

About brendanball

Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
This entry was posted in The Tour Blogs & Brendan's Solo Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to RLPO – Dark Days…

  1. Link exchange is nothing else but it is just placing the other person’s website link on your page at proper place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s