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Farewell to the 'Wedding Cake'
After 31 years of hosting marriages in the city, Sheffield register office was demolished in 2004. We gained exclusive access to the 'Wedding Cake' to snap some photos as a permanent memento...
:: August 2004
Sheffield register office, known locally as the 'Wedding Cake', has been demolished as part of the redevelopment of the city centre.
Situated close to the Peace Gardens and built in 1973, officials estimate around 30,000 couples have tied the knot in the marriage rooms, while many more have registered births and deaths at what was the country's first purpose-built centre.
The new marriage rooms are ready!
Duties were transferred to new premises at Sheffield Town Hall, and the last 13 couples to take their vows in the old marriage rooms did so on Saturday, 7 August 2004.
We paid a visit to this well-known city landmark ahead of the final wedding ceremonies to snap photos as a permanent memento.
Take a peek inside the old Wedding Cake, have a look at the 'new' marriage rooms in the Town Hall, and see pictures of the last few couples to get married at the old register office by clicking on the links in this page.
last updated: 30/04/2008 at 15:34
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