|Leicester Town Hall|
I was passing by the Town Hall, when I spotted these reliefs on the front. They represent Night and Day, not an obvious subject for a municipal building but very pretty.
The Town Hall was officially opened in 1876 and was designed by Francis J. Hames. The sculptor of the reliefs is, alas, unknown.
Whilst on this theme I also came across this pair in Gallowtree Gate. This depiction of Night and Day is by the sculptor Joseph Crosland McClure who designed the South African War Memorial (see letter A). The building was originally built for the Stamford, Spalding and Boston Banking Co in 1907. It is now a branch of Dorothy Perkins.