Ipswich Town Hall marks 150th anniversary with open day event
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Ipswich Town Hall is marking its 150th anniversary with a special open day this Sunday.
From 10am-3pm on Sunday, the hall will feature exhibitions, tours of the Mayor’s parlour and the chance to win a community takeover of part of the space.
A special birthday cake featuring 150 candles is also being prepared.
Celebrations will continue through the year with tea dances, a teddy bear picnic, guided walks and digitalised storytelling sessions.
Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber said: “I am sure many Ipswich people will come along to the open day to celebrate this special anniversary and it would be wonderful to welcome people who have never stepped inside before.”
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The current Town Hall was opened by mayor John Patteson Cobbold on January 28 1868, and stands on the site that was previously occupied by St Mildred’s Church – a landmark mentioned in the Domesday Book.
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