Dozens lend support to save Anstice Memorial Hall in Madeley

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image captionThe Anstice Memorial Hall is in the hands of liquidators

More than 100 people have pledged their support to a plan to transform a Shropshire building into a community hub.

The Grade II-listed Anstice Memorial Hall in Madeley was built in 1868 but is now in the hands of liquidators.

Members of the Anstice Community Team took to the streets earlier to gather support for their proposal to reopen the hall as a community venue.

This would feature a bar, cafe, meeting and event spaces.

The hall was named after John Anstice, proprietor and manager of the Madeley Wood Company, following his death in 1867.

Madeley councillor Gill Green said: "We have to do what we can to conserve this building for community use."

Another event to raise support is due to take place on Tuesday.

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