Barclays invent road name for their new Sheffield branch
Barclays are currently converting the former Gap store in Sheffield City Centre in to a new branch to replace the one at the bottom of Fargate, and which from the appearance of the building must be nearly ready to open. But I was surprised, when I noticed on the side of the building the name they have picked for the new branch:
Put simply. City Hall Square doesn’t exist. There is a City Hall in Sheffield, and it isn’t far from the branch, but the square in front of it is called Barker’s Pool (named after the pool that supplied the city’s first drinking water which was once on the site).
Perhaps instead Barclays were thinking of the Town Hall, which is more logical as it is on the opposite side of the road from the branch. But that’s the Town Hall rather than the City Hall, and although I have heard the area in front of it described as the Town Hall square, you don’t hear it very often and it certainly isn’t called that officially.
Perhaps with the banking industry under so much pressure these days, they can’t afford to employ anyone to check the address of their new branch (which should be 1 Barker’s Pool).