Heritage open day at Newbury Town Hall
Newbury Town Hall is throwing open its doors to the public so that everyone can view the Council Chamber, historical portraits, maces and other civic regalia - including the Honours Boards, which lists all the Mayors of Newbury, going back to 1596.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of (some) women winning the right to vote and the Open Day will focus on Newbury’s women Mayors. The event is free and all are welcome. Leader of the Council, Adrian Edwards said: “As Town Councillors, we are proud of our heritage and traditions dating back to the first Charter of Queen Elizabeth I in 1596. We invite you to join us in the Council Chamber on 15th September to share this experience with you."
The Victorian Town Hall was built between 1876 and 1878 and The Town Hall clock and clock tower were added three years later, in 1881. The Municipal Offices (facing Mansion House Street), were added in the early 1900s. The event is taking place on Saturday 15 September from 10:00 until 14:00.