Going ‘Dutch’

The building on the right of our archive image from 1903 is equally recognisable today, thanks to very little, if any, alteration.  This is the Shire Hall, and was originally built as a covered market, modelled on the typical design of a Dutch town hall.  Nowadays it’s a vibrant art centre, hosting concerts, theatre, cinema and comedy performances, as well as parties and weddings.  A tourist information office is also based here.