9:45 am – 11:15 am
Step back in time and experience the iconic history of The Piece Hall. This impressive building, the UKs only remaining Georgian cloth hall, was in a different league to other cloth halls, attracting manufacturers and merchants from all over Europe. Its weekly market was ideal for serving the needs of small-scale woollen clothiers, and when The Piece Hall opened in 1779, the bell was rung weekly at 10am to mark the start of trade for merchants and buyers. You can now relive this tradition of the past. On Sunday 3rd April we will ring the bell at 10am to mark the start of trading and to celebrate what would have been Anne Lister’s 231st Birthday.