Town hall doors to be restored

Halifax Road side of Town Hall where work is taking place
Halifax Road side of Town Hall where work is taking place

THE HISTORIC main doors of Todmorden Town Hall are being carefully restored to return them to their former glory.

The imposing double doors have been used as the main entrance to Town Hall throughout its history but over years of use the wood has become warped and features have been lost.

To ensure the doors can remain in place for many years to come, Calderdale Council has commissioned specialist repair works, in line with the building’s Grade I listed status.

Calderdale company Armitage & Clegg will be carefully repairing the doors, temporarily removing them, replacing missing features and painting them black. While the work is taking place, temporary replacement doors will be installed. Historic England has been consulted and given their full approval.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Coun Barry Collins, said: “The restoration of the main doors is just one of many improvements taking place at the Town Hall.

“The historic pediment statues have already been cleaned, and damaged windows have been replaced, and more work is being planned to enhance and preserve the best features of the building.”

Work has already started on the main doors and they will be back in place in time for the Mayor Making celebrations on Saturday 13 May.