Posted On: 28 Jul 2017

And the winner is...

Paralympian Hannah Cockroft has been chosen by members of the public to ring the newly restored Piece Hall bell at the building's grand re-opening on Yorkshire Day. 

Following a competition for the people of Halifax to nominate a deserving individual who will be proud of the honour, The Piece Hall Trust were inundated with nominations for the local hero who has just returned from the World Para-athletics Championships with her new 100m, 400m and 800m titles. 

Hannah said "It's a massive honour to be voted for by the people of my home town to come and ring the Piece Hall bell in its re- opening ceremony. I'm so proud to be from Halifax, and love to be able to bring my successes and symbols of those successes such as my 2 gold postboxes, back to it. Having just returned from the Para Athletics World Championships with 3 gold medals and a new World Record, it is wonderful to be recognised by the public and welcomed to celebrate with them on Yorkshire day".

The re-opening celebrations kick off on Tuesday 1 August at 10am when the bell rings. Gates open at 9.30am and it's reccommended visitors travel by public transport where possible as The Piece Hall boasts excellent proximity to Halifax Railway Station and Bus Station.

You can find full details on the re-opening celebrations here.

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