Town Hall refurb uncovers hidden treasures

A revamp of Silsden Town Hall has uncovered a magnificent wooden roof structure and arch window at the top of the building.

Silsden TH RoofBradford Council workers uncovered the majestic scene when they removed a suspended ceiling in the main hall on the first floor.


Coun Andrew Thornton, Bradford Council’s executive member for the environment, said: “We intended to replace the suspended ceiling but now these splendid original features have been uncovered we will be leaving them on show for all users of the hall to enjoy.

“They give height and space to the room and give it a stately presence.”

When improvement works are complete the room can be hired for celebrations, conferences, group activities, dance and fitness sessions and plays. It will have a modern stage, lighting and sound system.

The scheme also includes refurbishment of all other rooms within the town hall including the kitchen, putting in brand new toilets and a lift is being installed to provide access to the first floor.

Silsden Library will relocate to the ground floor of the Town Hall which will have disabled access as well as additional space for computers.

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