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BCA members Inspecting Restoration Work Mark Connell Inspecting work
B.D.Patel and D.Patel view the progress of the restoration work. Mark Connell inspects work on the Town Hall Clock
The Image above is Martin Peake The Image above is Martin Peake
The Image below is Eileen Ward-Birch 2006 The Image below is Eileen Ward-Birch 2006
Rev Chris Thorpe presents prizes The Town Hall with a working clock
Rev. Chris Thorpe Presents competition winners with their prize Bilston Town Hall with a working clock
   

On Saturday afternoon November 18th 2006, at 3 p.m., Bilston Town Hall clock was turned back on after years of neglect.  A small ceremony was enacted as three young girls who had won an art competition based around Bilston Town Hall sounded a hooter to indicate to workmen that the clock was to be activated.  The girls were given a tour of the clock tower in addition to small prizes.
The Event was attended by Rev Chris Thorpe, members of Heart of Bilston, Councillors for Bilston wards and the MP for Wolverhampton South East, Pat McFadden, plus several members of public.

Unfortunately the good weather that had been with us for most of the day turned to a heavy rain shower immediately after the ceremony, forcing a hasty retreat to various shelters.
Later in the afternoon, at 5 p.m. the Bilston Town Centre lights were switched on by Go West, who were to appear later at the Robin 2 club.  This ceremony was preceded by a  dance display and followed by carol singing led by Villiers Primary School pupils.

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