A SPECIAL guided tour of an old town hall will be held later this month.

History lovers have been invited to join the Mayor of Pendle, Cllr James Starkie, for a behind the scenes look around Nelson Town Hall.

Visitors will be shown the old police cells, the council chamber and civic insignia before having tea and biscuits in the Members’ Room.

Town hall bosses have said this will be a chance for people to find out about the building’s civic history and discover how the present day Pendle Council runs.

Cllr Starkie said: “If you’ve ever wondered what lies behind the doors of the Town Hall, book yourself onto our tour."

Up to 20 people can attend the tour and places must be booked in advance. The deadline for booking is Wednesday October 17.

The tour itself will be held at the Market Square hall on Saturday, October 20 from 11am.

If you are interested in coming along contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Fiona Standring, on 01282 661636 or email her at fiona.standring@pendle.gov.uk.