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A ROYAL DAY FOR HALIFAX

Posted On: 8 Feb 2018

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be returning to Calderdale on Friday 16 February to see first-hand the recently restored Piece Hall, where they will mark the occasion by ringing the original trading bell and unveiling a new commemorative plaque. They will also visit nearby Square Chapel Arts Centre and Dean Clough.

Local people are encouraged to welcome The Prince and The Duchess at The Piece Hall in time for their arrival in the piazza on Friday morning when Their Royal Highnesses will be given a short tour of Grade I listed Georgian former cloth hall and introduced to owners of the businesses now trading there. The award winning Black Dyke Brass Band will entertain the crowds with a rousing musical performance.  The Piece Hall Trust would like to encourage anybody wishing to attend to arrive in plenty of time as additional security checks will be in place.

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of The Piece Hall Trust, commented: “We very much look forward to welcoming Their Royal Highnesses to The Piece Hall and showing them the fantastic transformation that has taken place here since His Royal Highness last visited in the 1990s and sharing our exciting future plans.  We know that His Royal Highness has a keen interest in architecture and believe he will be impressed with the sensitive restoration that already has received two national awards.  This visit from Their Royal Highnesses will set the seal on the Trust’s vision to create a world-class heritage destination that hosts spectacular events, acting as a catalyst for regeneration across the whole Northern Powerhouse region.”

Essential information about the visit can be found here

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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