Banbury Town Hall to be illuminated to celebrate Horton General Hospital anniversary

Banbury Town Hall is to be lit up to celebrate a century and a half of the Horton General Hospital.
Banbury Town Council leader Cllr Kieron Mallon and Labour leader Cllr Steve Kilsby in front of the Hands Off the Horton banner at the town hallBanbury Town Council leader Cllr Kieron Mallon and Labour leader Cllr Steve Kilsby in front of the Hands Off the Horton banner at the town hall
Banbury Town Council leader Cllr Kieron Mallon and Labour leader Cllr Steve Kilsby in front of the Hands Off the Horton banner at the town hall

Banbury celebrates the Horton General Hospital’s 150th anniversary on Sunday – and the town council is to light the town hall red, yellow and blue to mark the event.

Leader of the town council Kieron Mallon said: “Many people have reason to be grateful to the Horton Hospital. Its area includes Brackley and Chipping Norton and it is irreplaceable.

“The town council supported the campaign to save the Horton when its future was threatened – and the town hall will be lit up on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17 to show we still support it.”

“The Horton has suffered cutbacks in recent years but it is still there providing an essential service – and we will battle to prevent further reductions in services.

“At this time, though, we should remember Mary Horton and her generosity 150 years ago.”

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