Bridgford Hall book gift from outgoing Mayor
24 May 2018
The Mayor of Rushcliffe has gifted a book commemorating a year since the re-opening of Bridgford Hall to Nottinghamshire Registration Service as the final engagement of his year of civic duty.
Cllr Barrie Cooper made the donation to the service who now annually conduct over 300 weddings at the venue, 12 months on from its major repair and refurbishment.
The book was commissioned to acknowledge the £1.4m project, courtesy of a Heritage Lottery Fund Enterprise grant.
The book highlights the changes that have been made to the 18th century building as Rushcliffe Borough Council facilitated the project to refurbish the building that now also houses luxury accommodation run by Birchover Apartments.
Cllr Cooper on his final day as Mayor today said: "In many ways I could not think of a more fitting last engagement than one connected with one of the Council's flagship projects during my 12 months in office.
“This is a wonderful venue and we are pleased to hear more people than ever are choosing it as the place to make their special vows or make a booking in its lovely apartments.
“The book is marvellous and highlights just how much effort went into ensuring its history was respected whilst contemporary features were added.”
The book can be viewed by anyone calling into the Registration Service office during opening hours.