Friday, July 14, 2017
When The Piece Hall reopens on 1st August, the fascinating history of the monumental Grade I Listed structure will be brought vividly to life with an imaginative range of activities. The Piece Hall Trust is searching for a local community champion to play an important part in the Yorkshire Day celebrations, to ring the bell echoing the first ever day of business in 1779 and heralding a significant new chapter for the magnificent Georgian structure.
Unlike most of the beautiful Georgian buildings that remain today, The Piece Hall tells the story of working people, rather than the aristocracy or nobility. In celebration of its heritage, The Piece Hall Trust, the charity that will run the transformed cultural and leisure destination, is calling on the public to nominate a deserving individual who will be proud to ring the newly restored bell for the first time to signal the start of trading once more.
The first of August will be the first chance for local people to explore the stunning building with its redesigned new piazza and state-of-the-art heritage interpretation spaces.
Everyone is invited to the Yorkshire Day celebrations and visitors keen to be amongst the first to cross the threshold should gather outside the gates, which will open around 9.30am.
When the bell rings at 10am, the new shops and businesses will open their doors for the first time and a day of family-friendly activities and entertainment, will begin.