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Friday, 17 August 2012

Heritage Open Day: Hebden Bridge Town Hall's Fire Station.

Town Hall

Do you have any old photos, equipment or other memorabilia such as uniforms  from the original fire station which was built as an extension to the Town Hall, Hebden Bridge?  Staff there are making an appeal to residents who may have such kinds of memorabilia stored away in their homes, and may even be forgotten about and stored away in attics and cellars.

Chris Mackins, Project Development Office is asking members of the local community  "can we borrow any memorabilia that you might have from the Town Hall fire station.  We'll look after the items and return them back to their owners".

On Saturday 8th September, Hebden Bridge Town Hall will be  opening its fire station doors.  There will also be a fire engine on loan for the day,  which would have been typical of its type when the fire station opened as an extension to the Town Hall in 1898.  The fire engine will be loaned from the Fire and Police Museum. 

The event forms an important element of a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund which if successful will help  to restore the old Town Hall building.  Chris added that "it's important  to us as an organisation that we consult with members of the community. If we are successful with our bid, then next year the community will be able to see the Town Hall restoration unfold, as well as participate in a range of activities which will focus upon its heritage "

If you have any old photos, equipment, uniform etc from the Town Hall fire station, please contact Chris who can be reached at the Town Hall, or by telephoning 01422  845261 or by email.

The event also coincides with the he national Heritage Open Days, aimed at encouraging the public to explore the heritage within their communities. 


Previously, on the HebWeb:

How this groundmaking project has developed since 2007

BBC's Organic House gets the Hebden Bridge Town Hall catering franchise to be recorded in Hebden Bridge (30 July 2012)

BBC's Any Questions? to be recorded in Hebden Bridge (19 July 2012)

Making the Town Hall a creative place for business (3 May 2012)

New choral work to mark opening of community hall (1st April 2012)

Hebden Bridge to host national Ambitious Communities conference (27 March 2012)

Town Hall team seek café and catering operator (19 Feb 2012)

Town Hall looks for enthusiastic project officer (2 Feb 2012)

Town Hall gets Heritage Lottery Fund backing (Dec 2011)

Sarah is Town Hall's first executive director (Nov 2011)

Job vacancy: Executive Director, Hebden Bridge Community Association Ltd (Aug 2011)

Town Hall will Open Doors as part of National Heritage Weekend
(2nd August 2011)

Chance to find out the latest about Town Hall construction on Saturday (June 2011)

Chance to find out about Town Hall offered on Thursday (May 2011)

Pennine Quarry will supply stone for Town Hall (April 2011)

Town Hall Development gets go ahead
(Dec 2010)

Calderdale planners give green light to Town Hall plans

Calderdale Council give 125 year lease for Town Hall (26 October 2010)

HebWeb Forum discussion

Town Hall Development Plans go to Calderdale (16 July 2010)

Community-run Town Hall to honour co-operative pioneer (June 2010)

Public consultation on Town Hall plans (May 2010)

Hebden Bridge Town Hall passes into Community Ownership (March 2010)

Association seeks Treasurer to take on Town Hall role (2 March 2010)

Invitation to see plans for Town Hall (Feb 2010)

Weddings and civil partnerships at Town Hall (Jan 2010)

Town Hall Future Secure (Dec 2009)

Open Doors at Town Hall attracts hundreds

One of England’s smallest parishes makes big contribution towards plans for Hebden Bridge’s Town Hall

Two major grants boost Town Hall Project

Town Hall Group seeks ‘Friends’ (April 2009)

Hebden Bridge Town Hall project: Transfer of Town Hall to community ownership one step closer (March 2009)

HebWeb News: New Charity created to manage Town Hall (Jan 2009)

HebWeb News: Government gives thumbs up to Hebden Bridge Town Hall plans (July 2008)

HebWeb News: Plans to put Town Hall once again at the heart of local life (October 2007)

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