Preston’s precious regalia, Mayors chains and historic rooms will go on show when the Town Hall opens its doors and vaults for the first time.
The Town Hall, which was built in 1933 by formerly unemployed craftsmen at the height of the great depression, will be open to the public on Saturday September 14.
The building in Lancaster Road is one of many venues which will open its doors as part of a Heritage Open Days series taking place that weekend.
The Mayor of Preston Coun Veronica Afrin, said: “I feel privileged to be able to show off the wonderful historical treasures to the people of Preston. I am very proud and lucky to be mayor of such a historical city.
“The current Town Hall, previously known as the municipal building is a wonderful space with many stories to tell. We are asking for people who have old pictures of the current Town Hall, either being built or as it stands from its early years, to loan them so they can be added to the display. The pictures I have seen so far are amazing.
“As well as the Town Hall, Preston’s proud and valuable civic heritage will be on display – from the gold mayoral chains to ceremonial swords and silver mace presented to Preston in the 1700s. So book your places early to join me on this wonderful day.
“Tea, coffee and cakes will also be on sale by Galloways Blind Society raising much needed money for charity.”
The event starts at 10am and there will be guided tours around the council chambers at 10.am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm.
The open day is free, but registration is required visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.
Images of the building can be sent to Adrian Philips at the Town Hall.