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Published : 17/09/2012 00:00

 Lord Mayor of Leeds opens Civic doors to the public

The Lord Mayor of Leeds is opening Civic Hall up to members of the public this weekend.

The Civic Hall will be open from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday 22 September for people to come and have a look around the iconic Leeds building and learn about the role of Lord Mayor.

People will be able to see the banqueting suite, the Lord Mayor’s rooms and the council chamber amongst others.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Ann Castle said:

“Civic Hall is an iconic building in Leeds, and shows off some of the history of the city.

“I think it is important for people to see around the building and also learn what the role of Lord Mayor is all about.

“This is a marvellous opportunity to look around the Civic Hall for members of the public and I would encourage anyone who is interested to come and have a look round and find out more about the building and what the role of Lord Mayor entails.”

Civic Hall, a grade ii listed building was built during the Great Depression, and was opened in 1933 by King George the Fifth. Many of the people who worked on the build were taken from the unemployed register as part of an initiative to get people back into work at the time. 

Entry to the building is free, however a £2 donation to the Lord Mayor’s charity – Crohn’s and Colitis UK will be asked for on the day for those wishing to have a guided tour.

For more information contact the Lord Mayor’s Office on 0113 2474194 or follow the Lord Mayor on Twitter @LordMayorLeeds



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