A GUIDED tour of Nelson Town Hall has been organised by the mayor of Pendle, Cllr Ken Hartley.

It is a chance for those to go behind the scenes and discover about the buildings civic history.

Visitors can also discover how the present day Pendle Council runs and what the mayor’s job entails.

The tour will be held on Saturday September, 21 at 10am

Cllr Hartley said: “I’m looking forward to hosting this tour of Nelson Town Hall in my role as mayor of Pendle.

“If you’ve ever wondered what lies behind the doors of the town hall, book yourself onto our tour."

Trish Judson, the mayor’s attendant, will be the guide for the free, hour-long factual journey.

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

Groups, such as women’s institutes, brownies, scouts and voluntary organisations, as well as individuals, are all welcome.

Up to 20 people can attend the tour and places must be booked in advance.

The deadline for booking is Wednesday September 18.

Those interested can call the mayor’s secretary, Fiona Standring, on 01282 661636.