Explore historic town hall as part of open day

The Wren-inspired Brackley Town Hall dates back more than 300 years
The Wren-inspired Brackley Town Hall dates back more than 300 years

Brackley Town Hall will be open as part of the national Heritage Open Days initiative on Sunday, September 14.

The Wren-inspired Grade II-listed building has played an important role in the town for more than 300 years and visitors can learn more about its history and explore its dusty attic between 10am and 4pm.

There will also be events, exhibitions and tours of the attic space during the day, with all activities being free.

Councillor Elaine Wiltshire, Brackley mayor, said: “Building on the success of the fantastic news from the Heritage Lottery Fund that we received a round one pass for the town hall restoration, we are delighted to open the building again for this year’s Heritage Open Day programme.

“We would like to encourage the community to come along to the event, learn more about the town hall’s history, our plans for the future and tell us how you would like 
to be involved in the restoration.”

Brackley Town Council has also announced the appointment of a design team to help it prepare for the second phase of the Heritage Lottery Fund application. It is led by architecture firm Haverstock and Rena Pitsilli Graham and supported by a number of experts who have worked on significant buildings such as the White Tower at the Tower of London, British Museum and Stowe House.

Loyd Grossman, patron of the Heritage Open Days, said: “2014 is landmark year for us.

“Over the past two decades we’ve enabled millions of people to visit thousands of places that are normally closed to the public, helping to put local heritage at the forefront of community life throughout England.”

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