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Royal official opening for Lye wedding venue

 

HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO will formally open the Thomas Robinson building in Lye tomorrow (Tuesday March 28 March).

The Duke will unveil a plaque on the Grade II-listed former Lye and Wollescote Chapel in Cemetery Road.

The chapel was renamed The Thomas Robinson Building after the original architect following substantial renovation creating a new registration office for civil ceremonies.

Built in 1879 the building is made up of two Victorian Gothic-style chapels, one now houses the registration office and in the other is a stylish new wedding suite.

The refurbishment was carried out by the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust, which owns the buildings and which secured money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with support from Dudley Council.

Dudley Council will also use the building for citizenship ceremonies, naming ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies and wedding vow renewals.

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