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Town hall open day attracts more than 100 visitors

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 13:17

More than 100 visitors took advantage of the Manx National Heritage open day programme to tour Douglas town hall.

 

ParlourGeneralZSC 1976 MediumAssistant chief executive Sue Harrison and Mayor's attendant Dave Allcock explain the origins of the civic regalia to a visitor

 

 

 On Friday October 11th and Saturday October 12th the town hall participated in MNH’s initiative that offers open access or guided tours to properties, lands and displays usually closed to the public or charge admission.

 

HWMInspectZSC 2004 MediumIris Cardy admires the Mayor's chain worn by Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Carol Malarkey JP

 

Visitors’ comments included:

 

• ‘Fantastic, glad we came down’

• ‘Beautiful building’

• ‘More interesting than I thought it would be’

• ‘Very impressive’

• ‘Worthwhile’

• ‘Hope this is going to be a yearly thing’

• ‘It’s made me consider coming to one of the monthly public meetings’

 

HWMFurnerZSC 1937 MediumHer Worship explains the provenance of the civic regalia to Sue Furner

 

CretneyMayorZSC 1981 MediumVisitors included Allan Cretney who is pictured in the Council chamber alongside a photo of his late uncle and former Mayor of Douglas, William Shimmin

 

 

CloseUpFayleZSC 1993 MediumDavid Fayle admires the mayoral mace as Bailey Mallon-Ward looks on

 

HWMInspectingMaceZSC 1972 MediumAlso admiring the mace with Her Worship were Siobhan Kennedy and David Wigg

 

 

PulmanZSC 2001 MediumElisabeth Pulman, 13, signs the visitors book in the mayor's parlour in the company of her parents Catherine and Raymond Pulman

 

 

SueCorlettBookZSC 1997 MediumAssistant chief executive Sue Harrison points out details of a book of Freedom of the Borough illuminated addresses by Colleen Corlett to Iris Cardy

 

 

SignZSC 1929 Medium