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Signs of the times at Earlestown Town Hall

Article date - 23 March 2021

The history of an Earlestown and Newton landmark, including its stage which the likes of The Beatles have graced, is now taking a starring role.
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Tales of the past of Earlestown Town Hall are now featured on information boards that have gone up around the building detailing some of those historic moments like when The Beatles performed.

The historical boards have gone up as plans progress to transform the building and bring it back into public use again after it closed its doors back in 2008.

The first steps towards restoring the Grade II listed building back to its former glory started last summer with the demolition of two annex buildings and the caretakers house.

Works with surveyors and engineers is currently under way to determine the details of the restoration work required.

Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron, Deputy Leader of St Helens Borough Council and Cabinet member for Reset and Recovery, said: “Earlestown Town Hall is an important part of our borough’s heritage and we are determined to make sure that this building is once again at the heart of the community. The new information boards give just a flavour of the important role this building has played in the communities of Newton-le-Willows and Earlestown but we are currently working on plans to bring this important site back into public use and a future to create more history we can all be proud of in years to come.

“A council’s capital budget has to be set, in law, at this time every year, and in that budget, which has now been approved, we’ve committed £2m to Earlestown Town Hall to bring it back into public use. At this stage, I’d like to thank Pat Collier, who sadly passed away recently, for her efforts in saving the building and getting it listed in 2008 when it was closed.”