Ossett Pictures - Town Hall Opening

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The Mayor, Councillor John T. Marsden at the opening ceremony for the new Town Hall on Tuesday, 2nd June 1908. An estimated 12,000 people gathered in front of the Town Hall, including 6,000 children. The celebrations for the opening lasted well into the evening, although spirits were dampened by heavy rain. Some of the festivities were held on Gedham Field, roughly the site of the Co-op car park on Kingsway. Further celebrations continued until Thursday, when Ossett old folks and widows were entertained by the Mayor.