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Last chance for views on Shire Hall plans
4:20pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
THERE will be a last chance for people to have their say on the future of Dorchester’s Shire Hall next weekend.
The old court and cells where the Tolpuddle Martyrs stood trial will be open to the public for free from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15 as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme.
Visitors will also be able to give feedback on multi-million pound plans to transform the hall into an internationally important heritage centre in a project being led by West Dorset District Council.
Leader Robert Gould said: “Heritage Open Days provide an excellent opportunity to explore interesting buildings on your doorstep.
“The Old Crown Court and cells are fascinating, as they have hardly changed since Georgian times.
“Time has stood still, so when you visit you get a real sense of the past.
“I hope people will come along, enjoy the history and also tell us what they think about plans to turn the building into a visitor attraction.
“All views have to be made by September 15, so the open days represent an ideal last chance to have your say.”
On Sunday September 15 there will also be short performances from a new drama called We Will be Free, which tells the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, at 2pm and 3pm.
For more information about the Shire Hall project visit dorsetforyou.com/shirehallproject or call 01305 251010.
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