Town Hall Railing Refurbished With Towns Fund ‘Accelerator’ Funding

Todmorden’s much loved Town Hall is benefiting from a series of refurbishments to restore this wonderful building to its former glory, and to create a space fit for purpose for community use whilst preserving its heritage.

Todmorden Town Deal Board allocated £44,000 funding for the restoration of the original railings around the building which have suffered wear and tear over the years. The work has now been completed following removal of the railings for refurbishment. And the smart newly restored railings have now been winched into place.

The railings have been stripped down to bare metal and repainted in a specific shade of blue identified from the Minton tiles in the grand ballroom of the hall, which is currently also undergoing refurbishment.

Jim Duffy, Todmorden Town Deal Board member said:

“Todmorden’s Town Hall must be one of the finest civic buildings anywhere and it is fantastic to see this important part of its fabric renovated and looking so splendid. If we win more money under the main Towns Fund scheme, alongside exciting new infrastructure projects we hope to be able to fund more work on the Town Hall and other buildings that are part of our wonderful built heritage, such as the park bandstand, bowling pavilion and the Fielden Centre. It’s crucial that we take care of these assets and ensure they can be used and enjoyed by all the community for many years to come.”

Todmorden Town Hall, a Grade I listed building that straddles Walsden Water, was designed by John Gibson of Westminster and opened on 3rd April 1875. The building is a key feature of the Town Investment Plan developed by Todmorden Town Deal Board over the last seven months and recently submitted to government in a bid to win up to £25M investment to develop the town centre and wider facilities for Todmorden.