WITH the future of the Old Town Hall still in the balance, the County Times took a look inside the iconic building.
Former County Times editor David Briffett joined us to explain the hall’s association with John George Haigh; the notorious Acid Bath Murderer.
Haigh attended the hall, which was then used as a magistrates’ court, three times before his case was transferred to crown court.
It is unclear whether he actually spent any time in the holding cells in the building’s basement.
He was brought straight to the court by police on each occasion, and would only have been put in the cells if the magistrates were not ready for him.