During the course of the refurbishment of the Old Town Hall fixtures and fittings were removed from the then ‘safe room’, which was the former ball room with a steel door securing its contents from would-be-thieves.
When work started on the Old Town Hall to create the wonderful cinema we see today the old fixtures and fittings were taken away in to secure off site storage. I had the opportunity to view them a few years ago and came across the photos in my archive.
With the new use as a cinema many of the fixtures were not needed, although a great deal of work went into bringing back many original features such as tiling, stonework and wonderful mosaic flooring.
Perhaps a future operator for the Egyptian Room may find use for what items remain in storage?
Note the coat of arms is from the old court room and much of the furniture from the former council chambers.