Secret drawers discovered

Bell and Box

Box and Bell are reunited

Two secret drawers have been discovered beneath the steps of the mayoral dais in the Council Chamber.  The drawers were spotted when the ceilings of the ground floor were taken down, exposing the underneath of the wooden structure.  A large quantity of paperwork dating from the late 1940s and 1950s was in the drawers, including papers from the court, council meetings, election reports and a number of Whist cards!  Also in the drawers was the original box for the bell which is used in council meetings.