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Heritage open day

September 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover the history of Stretford Public Hall at our free heritage open day

The Friends of Stretford Public Hall look forward to welcoming local residents to our second Heritage Open Day on Saturday 16 September, from 12 noon until 3pm.

Come and learn about the history of this impressive Grade II listed building and the people and events that helped to shape it through the years, turning it into the prominent and valuable community resource it is today.

Visitors will have the chance to tour parts of the building that are not usually open to the public, such as the hall’s clock tower and the vast basement. Tours will take place every half hour, starting in the foyer.

At 1pm, local Green Badge tour guide and Heritage Specialist, Alexa Fairclough, will deliver a talk in the ballroom about the history of Stretford.

Throughout the afternoon we will be showing films about the hall’s most recent history, explaining how our Friends group took on the challenge of managing and restoring the hall. It will also be an opportunity to learn about plans for the further development of the hall, as Simon Borkin, Chair of our Board, will explain.

Children will be able to try out a variety of craft activities during the afternoon.

Refreshments and cakes will be available at our café.

The heritage open day will be run by hall staff and volunteers who will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions.

Anyone wishing to get involved with the hall can sign up to become a volunteer.