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Town Hall Panels Are Painted Black

Thursday October 27 2011




THE bright green panels surrounding the town hall have been painted black in honour of Remembrance Day.

Grahams Construction, who are carrying out the works to Barnsley Town Hall, have paid for the paint and labour and the hoardings will stay black until November 14.

A council spokesman said the hoardings will also be partly covered by red poppies to provide 'an appropriate and symbolic backdrop.'

A series of events have been organised: On Armistice Day (November 11) there will be a two minute silence with the Mayor and the Royal British Legion. (Traffic will be temporarily stopped and unable to pass-by the Town Hall during the two-minute silence.)

On November 13 there will be a Remembrance Day Service starting at 11am with the Mayor, the Royal British Legion and veterans. Wreaths will be laid at the memorial. The roads around the Town Hall will be closed from 10.30am and will re-open by noon.

On November 14, children from local primary schools will put their own handmade wreaths at the War Memorial and will be given a talk explaining the significance of the poppy. (Traffic will be temporarily stopped and unable to pass-by the Town Hall during the two-minute silence.)

Last year the poppy appeal in Barnsley raised £128,000 for the Royal British Legion.

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