AN appeal has been launched by a model maker and painter who needs more information about one of the great buildings of Ludlow that has disappeared.

David Jackman is trying to find out as much as he can about the inside of the old Ludlow Town Hall.

“I have been a member for a number of years of an art course at Ludlow Library run by Shropshire Council that runs annually for 18 weeks through the winter, unfortunately next year 20/21 no course will be run,” said Mr Jackman.

“Last year 19/20 the brief was to study and paint building in Ludlow, I decided to look at buildings that were no longer present and had been demolished.

“I decided to look at the Ludlow Town Hall and was dismayed at the lack of information, photographs, plans and information not only on the building itself but also on the internal features or how it had served Ludlow residents for 99 years. I have undertaken extensive searches on the Internet and gained information from Shropshire Planning and Shropshire Archives and have an extensive folder of information and an array of other stuff, but it greatly lacks information on the interior.

Mr Jackman spent much of lockdown hard at work on his project.

“I had already completed the west end of the building in wood in the art course in January to March then during lock-down decided to build the remainder of the Town Hall to help me understand the features and facilities that it offered,” he added.

“To cut a long story short I have nearly completed a 15 :1 scale model 3000mm x 1000mm x 1500mm in size. I am currently working on the decorative tower and internal layout but need help with the finer details.

Mr Jackman would like information, photos and stories from people who used the Town Hall, so that an exhibition could be staged in March 2021 subject to Covid-19 in March 2021.