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The Wightman


The Wightman is a multi purpose venue that hosts a rich variety of events, including arts, exhibitions, concerts and productions.

Originally the site of the Fox Inn, the hall was established by Julia Wightman, a leading Temperance advocate in the 19th century. The hall opened in April 1863, as a Working Men's Hall providing a drink-free alternative to the public house.

More than 150 years on, the building remains in use and puts on a range of entertaining events, including something for everyone.