WATCH: Thousands celebrate the first anniversary of the Piece Hall's re-opening

The Piece Hall courtyard was packed to the rafters this afternoon as Calderdale folk gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the famous old cloth hall's re-opening, as well as Yorkshire Day.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 3:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 3:38 pm
Tenant Mark Richardson and Piece Hall Head of Events Molly Rigg at the Piece Hall celebrations.

Organisers welcomed street performers, food stalls and musicians to their celebrations, twelve months on from its grand re-opening and a that first peek of the £19m restoration.

It coincided with Yorkshire Day, of course, during which people from across the white rose county join to celebrate all things Yorkshire.

The Piece Hall has seen welcomed royalty, Grammy-winning musicians and some of the world's greatest cyclists in an action-packed year.

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Tenant Mark Richardson and Piece Hall Head of Events Molly Rigg at the Piece Hall celebrations.

Liz Kenny, who attended the event with her young family, said:

“It's great, Yorkshire Day should be a bank holiday, look how many people are here it may as well be!

“It's been so well organised as well, very impressive.

“We've enjoyed meeting loads of people I've never met and catching up with familiar faces. I'm honestly shocked by how many people are here”

Margaret Howgate and her grandson at the Piece Hall.
Liz Kenny with her two young daughters