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Building with First World War connections won't be registered

Mon, 24 Aug 2015

The Drill Hall on Peel Road
The Drill Hall on Peel Road

Government has refused to protect a building in Douglas which has a long association with the First World War.

That's despite a belief that the Drill Hall on Peel Road, which has been in use since 1896, meets the criteria for being registered as a building of historical interest.

It won't be added to the Protected Buildings Register but a plaque may be put on the site to reflect its history if and when it's redeveloped.

It's something that's annoyed Douglas West MHK Chris Thomas:

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