ONE of the buildings closest to the historic packhorse bridge in Hebden Bridge has now been bulldozed to make way for alterations and extensions to the town hall.
The two-storey building was used for 40 years by the town’s light opera society as rehearsal space with offices on the ground floor.
It is intended to create new accommodation for the society, a riverside hall, meeting rooms and offices on the site within a year. The town hall will also be refurbished.
Brian Fletcher, the site manager for Strategic Team Group, which is carrying out the work, said: “The shape of the new building will emerge over the next few months.”
Local children are expected to bury a time capsule beneath the £3.2 million structure, which is being paid for partly through the European Union and the Yorkshire and Humber European Regional Development Fund.