Family fun at Dromore Town Hall
To mark the completion of a major restoration and conservation project aimed at preserving Dromore Town Hall, Banbridge District Council held a family fun day in and around the historic Grade B1 listed building.
Located in the heart of the town, Dromore Town Hall became the focal point for a host of activities and entertainment such as face painting, balloon modelling, arts and crafts workshops, magic shows, large garden games, and street entertainers. Well-known cartoon characters such as Peppa Pig and Buzz Lightyear dropped in for a visit and Rathfriland Silver Band performed a medley of delightful sounds.
It was a great day for the community. Coulourful, fun and well organised.
The two-storey Victorian building, which dates back to 1886, was closed in August 2011 so that work could start on fixing major structural defects and improving safety.
Improvements included a new roof, floor joists, boiler, gutters and downpipes and the brickwork was re-pointed in lime mortar. The clock tower, the building’s most noticeable feature, has been refurbished and the first floor renovated to accommodate the public library. Environmental works have also been undertaken in the surrounding area.
The renovation and conservation work carried out on this iconic building will ensure that current and future generations can continue to use and appreciate the importance of this important local landmark for many years to come.
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