Newtown Old Town Hall

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Coordinates: 50°42′48″N 1°24′05″W / 50.7132°N 1.4013°W / 50.7132; -1.4013

Newtown Old Town Hall, front with portico.
Newtown Old Town Hall, rear entrance.
Meeting room.

Newtown Old Town Hall is the town hall of the former mediaeval and later rotten borough of Newtown on the Isle of Wight in England. Newtown is now a small village, and its town hall is owned by the National Trust.[1]

The building is open to the public during the summer, on payment of a small admission fee. Amongst other things, it contains an exhibition on the exploits of Ferguson's Gang, the mysterious group of anonymous benefactors who were responsible for raising the funds to allow the National Trust to acquire this and several other properties.[2]

By the 1930s the building was in danger of collapse; however, the Gang were influenced to save it by Black Maria, a supporter of Ferguson's Gang and mother of Bill Stickers, whose home on the Island was close by.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newtown Old Town Hall". National Trust. Retrieved 2007-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Newtown Old Town Hall - What to do and see". National Trust. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2007-01-11. 
  3. ^ Hutton-North, Anna (2013). Ferguson's Gang - The Maidens behind the Masks. Lulu Inc. ISBN 978-1-291-48453-3. 

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